1st Edition

Applied Entomology Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management

By Lakshman Chandra Patel Copyright 2024

    The subject of Entomology deals with the scientific study of insects in a diverse manner. It has two parts:

    -          Insect Morphology, Anatomy and Systematic  

    -          Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

    This book applies to students, researchers, extension workers, farmers and other stakeholders. Both classroom and field learning are important with this updated information to enhance need-based knowledge and skill. Applied Entomology: Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management covers mostly used practical work at the field level apropos Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

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    About the author

    1 Study of Distribution Pattern of Insects in Crop Ecosystem

    2 Sampling Techniques for the Estimation of Insect Population and Damage

    3 Habit, Habitat, Distribution, Sampling and Identification of Mite Pests

    4 Survey on Pests and Forecasting of Pest Incidence

    5 Pest surveillance through Light Traps, Pheromone Traps and Forecasting of Pest Incidence

    6 Identification of Pests and Their Estimation

    7 Identification of Bio-Control Agents and Their Qualitative and Quantitative Estimation

    8 Label and Toxicity of Insecticides

    9 Acquaintance of Insecticide Formulation

    10 Calculation of Doses/Concentration of Different Insecticides

    11 Plant Protection Equipments and Spray Droplet Size

    12 Compatibility of Pesticides and Phytotoxicity of Insecticides

    13 Study of Insect Pollinators, Weed Killers and Scavengers

    14 Commonly Used Acaricides, Rodenticides and Nematicides

    15 Microbial Insecticides and IGRS

    16 Application of IPM Techniques, Integration and Case Studies



    Lakshman Chandra Patel is Assistant Professor (Entomology) at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Burdwan Sadar, West Bengal. He has also served as the West Bengal State Coordinator of IRM of Cotton Pests.