1st Edition

Advances in Pest Management in Commercial Flowers

Edited By Suprakash Pal, Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy Copyright 2020
    304 Pages 8 Color & 51 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    304 Pages 8 Color & 51 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    304 Pages 8 Color & 51 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    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.

    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


    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.