Crop Protection: From Agrochemistry to Agroecology, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Crop Protection

From Agrochemistry to Agroecology, 1st Edition

By Jean-Philippe Deguine, Pierre Ferron, Derek Russell

CRC Press

216 pages

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Hardback: 9781578086528
pub: 2009-01-09
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This book is a synthesis and a celebration of a large body of agro-ecological research carried out on the management of the pests of cotton, one of the world�s major crops and one which has historically been a very heavy consumer of inputs of pesticides. It demonstrates how agro-ecological approaches to pest management are at last approaching the �mainstream�, with an increasing recognition that farmland delivers a wide range of ecosystem services (nature�s goods and services), including but certainly not solely comprising the production of food.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Steve Wratten

Foreword by Bernard Chevassus-au-Louis

Preface by the authors


The New Issues In Case Protection

Reducing Harvest Losses Still Further

Learning Lessons from First Generation Green Revolution

Advancing the Concept of Rational Crop Protection

Ensuring the Maintenance of Biodiversity and the Sustainable Functioning of Agroecosystems

Cotton, A Case Study

Cotton and Its Cultivation

Insects and Weeds, Major Constraints to Cotton Production

Sensitivity to Pests and Damage and the Compensation Capacity of Cotton

Stepping off the Pesticide Treadmill

Success and Disillusionment or the Need for Know-how

Towards Supervised Chemical Control

Management of the Phenomenon of Resistance to Pesticides

Crop Protection at the Crossroads

The Concept of Integrated Control

Control Suppression Eradication Management or Protection

Eradication of Cotton Pests

Considerations for IPM in Cotton Cultivation

Harmonizing Control Methods: Mirage and Reality

Optimizing Varietal Selection and Transforming Living Organisms

Foreseeing the Development of Resistance

Exploiting Natural Plant Defenses and Promoting Biological Control

Ecological Bases of the Management of Populations

"Think Globally, Act Locally

Combing Productivity and the Provision of Ecological Services

Towards Agroecological Management of Communities

Habitat Management: The Factor Uniting Agronomy and Ecology

Agronomic and Agroecological Innovations in Cotton Production

Controlling Outbreaks by Planning of Agarian Structures and Managing Plant Biodiversity


Further Reading




Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General