By Geoff M Gurr,Steve D Wratten,Miguel A Altieri

Ecological engineering is set manipulating farm habitats, making them much less beneficial for pests and extra appealing to useful bugs. although they've got bought a long way much less study recognition and investment, ecological methods could be more secure and extra sustainable than their arguable cousin, genetic engineering. This booklet brings jointly contributions from foreign staff best the quick relocating box of habitat manipulation, reviewing the sphere and paving the way in which in the direction of the improvement and alertness of recent pest administration approaches.
Chapters discover the frontiers of ecological engineering equipment together with molecular techniques, excessive tech marking and distant sensing. additionally they assessment the theoretical elements of this box and the way ecological engineering may well have interaction with genetic engineering. The applied sciences offered provide possibilities to minimize crop losses to bugs whereas decreasing using insecticides and offering very likely important habitat for natural world conservation.
With contributions from the united states, united kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya and Israel, this ebook offers complete insurance of foreign growth in the direction of sustainable pest management.

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