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1st Edition

Advances in Pest Management in Commercial Flowers

ISBN 9781771888172
Published February 6, 2020 by Apple Academic Press
286 Pages 8 Color & 51 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Floricultural crops all over the world are challenged by a number of insect and mite pests. The pest scenario is changing, and with climate change the instances of new pest incidences have become a more common problem. Like other crops, the intensive cultivation of commercial flowers has accentuated pest problems, as farmers tend to use more agricultural chemicals, which, in turn, increase the problems of pesticide resistance, pest resurgence, and residues leading to health hazards.

This volume, Advances in Pest Management in Commercial Flowers, looks at the major challenges and improvements in this growing area today. It first provides an informative overview of worldwide pests of important commercial flowers. It explores a number of important issues in this area, such as the role of climate change on insect pests of commercial flowers and the synthetic chemicals and their possible harmful effects on the environment.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Commercial Flowers and Pest Problems

1. Worldwide Pests of Important Commercial Flowers

Suprakash Pal and Indrajit Sarkar

2. Specialty Flower Production and Trade Affected Due to Insect Pests and Quarantine Issues

R. D. Gautam, Sudhida G. Parihar, and Kishan Swaroop

3. The Global Floriculture Scenario

R. L. Misra and V. Baskaran

4. Pests of Orchids and Their Management

Rumki Heloise Ch. Sangma and Duniya Ram Singh

5. Insect Pests of Roses and Their Management

Jayalaxmi Narayan Hegde et al.

6. Insect Pests of Jasmine and Their Management

K. N. Ashrith and Jayalaxmi Narayan Hegde

7. Nematode Pest Problems of Tuberose

Matiyar Rahaman Khan

8. Role of Climate Change on Insect Pests of Commercial Flowers

M. A. Rashmi and A. K. Chakravarthy

Part 2: Pest Management In Commercial Flowers

9. Integrated Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems with Special Reference to Flowers and Ornamental Plants

A. K. Chakravarthy and K. S. Nitin

10. Pest Management of Flowering Plants under Protected Cultivation

Sandeep Singh and Kavita Bajaj

11. Eco-Friendly Management of Helicoverpa armigera in Commercial Flowers

Suprakash Pal and N. Ponnusamy

12. Novel Chemicals in the Management of Pests of Commercial Flowers

Labani Maity, S. Samanta, and Arunava Samanta

13. Sucking Pests Menace and Their Management on Floricultural Crops

Jaydeep Halder and Atanu Seni

14. Role of Nanotechnology in the Pest Management of Commercial Flowers

Arunava Samanta, Biswajit Patra, and Sandip Patra

15. Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) in Managing Pests of Ornamental Plants

Roshna Gazmer and Nripendra Laskar

16. Pest Management in ‘Vertical’ and ‘Green’ Farms: A Newer Dimension in Commercial Floriculture

A. K. Chakravarthy and K. S. Nitin

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Suprakash Pal, PhD, is currently Associate Professor in Agricultural Entomology at Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (UBKV) (North Bengal Agriculture University), Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India.

Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy, PhD, is Head and Principal Scientist at the Division of Entomology and Nematology at the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru, India.