A complete overview of the technologies and products for microbial-based pest control. It documents the use of genetically altered Bt and transgenic crops, microbial formulations, and synergistic interactions of microbials with synthetic chemicals, as well as the management of Bt foliar applications and Bt genes in transgenic crops. The book includes case studies and pathogen, products and manufacturers indices.
"From the Foreword. . . . . .This book will educate those who want to understand what these microbial pesticides are before realizing the implication of their application to crop protection. Dr. Khetan should be commended for summing up the information in this book at this critical juncture. "
---N. Bhushan Mandava President, Mandava Associates
Bacterial insecticides: bacterial insecticide - Bacillus thuringiensis; bacterial insecticides for crop and forest protection and insect vector control; genetically modified Bt strains and Bt transgenic plants; formulations of bacterial insecticides; insect resistance to Bt toxins. Viral insecticides, biofungicides, bioherbicides, and mycoinsecticides: natural and recombinant viral insecticides; biofungicides; bioherbicides; mycoinsecticides. Integrated use and commercialization of biopesticides: integrated use of biopesticides with synthetic chemical pesticides; commercialization of biopesticides.