This book discusses pesticide production, distribution, and use; the problems caused by pests and pesticides; and the role of integrated pest management in minimizing these problems. It addresses the relationship of the farmers' practices and attitudes to the development of pest management systems.
1. Introduction: The Management of Pests and Pesticides Part I: Pest and Pesticide Management at the International National and Regional Levels 2. Environmental Problems of Pesticide Usage in Malaysian Rice Fields—Perceptions and Future Considerations 3. Educating and Training Pest Managers: The Role of Distance Teaching 4. Problems Concerning Pesticide Use in Highland Agriculture. Northern Thailand 5. Insecticide Production. Distribution and Use: Analysing National and International Statistics 6. A Case Study of Pest Management on Cotton in Queensland 7. Letters to the Editor' and the Perception of Weed Control Strategies: The Use of 2.4-D to Control 8. Farmers Perceptions of Pesticides as a Cotton Crop Protection Strategy 9. The Pesticide Dilemma in Malaysia 10. Marketing of Pesticides in Pakistan in Relation to Legal and Other Controls 11. Pesticide Flow and Government Attitude to Pests and Pesticides in Kwara State 12. Instability in Agroecosystems Due to Pesticides Part II: Pest Management Decision Making at the Community Level 13. Philippine Rice Farmers and Insecticides: Thirty Years of Growing Dependency and New Options for Change 14. The Motivating Factors for Community Participation in Vector Control 15. Agricultural Pests and the Farming System: A Study of Pest Hazards and Pest Management by Small-Scale Farmers in Kenya 16. The Environmental Conflict and Farmers' Attitudes to Pesticide Use in Britain 17. Perception and Management of Pests and Pesticides by Malaysian Traditional Small Farmers— A Case Study 18. Pest Control Practices and Pesticide Perceptions of Vegetable Farmers in Loo Valley 19. Towards the Management of Pests in Small Farmer Mixed Cropping Situations in Tropical Africa 20. Farmers' Perceptions of the Rice Tungro Virus Problem in the Muda Irrigation Scheme 21. Pesticide Practice among Vegetable Growers in Mauritius 22. Trends in Pesticide Usage in Uganda 23. Farmers Practices and Recommended Economic Threshold Levels in Irrigated Rice in the Philippines 24. Perception and Management of Crop Pests Among Subsistence Farmers in South Nyanza 25. The Communication and Adoption of Crop Protection Technology in Rice-Growing Villages in the Philippines 26. Conclusions and Further Recommendations for Research and Development