The world population is still growing at an
alarming rate, requiring ever increasing productivity
and less waste in agriculture to cope
with the increasing demands to satisfy food
security for all humans. Alleviation of poverty
is in many countries hampered by a myriad of
insect pests that cause enormous economic
losses to agricultural commodities, both at the
pre- and postharvest stages. Initially, most of
these insect pests were controlled to a varying
degree by the use of broad-spectrum insecticides.
However, the indiscriminate use of these
chemicals as a control tactic is no longer sustainable
in view of increased development of
resistance, pollution of soils and surface water,
residues in food and the environment, representing
risks to human health and biodiversity,
etc. As a consequence, demands have been
voiced at least since “Silent Spring” in 1962
for control tactics and approaches that are not
only efficient, but also sustainable and friendlier
to the environment.
Insect pests are becoming a problem of ever-more biblical proportions. This new textbook collates a series of selected papers that attempt to address various fundamental components of area-wide insect pest control. Of special interest are the numerous papers on pilot and operational programs that pay special attention to practical problems encountered during program implementation. It s a compilation of more than 60 papers authored by experts from more than 30 countries.
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