This handbook series includes several naturally occurring chemicals that exhibit biological activity. These chemicals are derived from plants, insects, and several microorganisms. Volume I of this series is covers the theory and practice of the strategies for pest control and methods for detection.Moreover, it presents extensive tables that provide the information you need to select the most appropriate bioassay for a particular plant growth regulator or hormone. In addition to the chapters on bioassays, Volume I provides a solid introduction to the theory and practice of natural pesticide use, including in-depth discussions of integrated management systems for weed and pest control, the state-of-the-art use of computers in pest management, and allelochemicals as natural protection. Guidelines on toxicological testing and EPA regulation of natural pesticides are also detailed.
Part 1: Theory and Practice 1. Pests and Their Control 2. Integrated Crop Management Systems for Pest Control 3. Integrated Weed Management Systems Technology for Agroecosystem Management 4. Computers and Pest Management 5. Allelopathy - A Natural Protection, Allelochemicals 6. Chemical Messengers and Insect Behavior 7. Toxicological Evaluation and Registration Requirements for Biorational Pesticides 8. The Regulation of Pesticides 9. Naturally Occurring Pesticides and the Pesticide Crisis, 1945 to 1980 Part 2: Methods for Detection 10. Bioassays for Plant Hormones and Other Naturally Occurring Plant Growth Regulators 11. Insect Bioassays 12. Biological Assays with Insect Pathogens