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Weed and Pest Control - Conventional and New Challenges

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Sonia Soloneski
Sonia Soloneski

National University of La Plata,
Argentina

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Marcelo L. Larramendy
Marcelo L. Larramendy

National University of La Plata,
Argentina

Published14 March 2013

Doi10.5772/50276

ISBN978-953-51-0984-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN978-953-51-5364-1

Copyright year2013

Number of pages216

This book covers alternative insect control strategies, such as the allelopathy phenomenon, tactics in integrated pest management of opportunistic generalist insect species, biological control of root pathogens, insect pest control by polyculture strategy, application of several integrated pest management programs, irrigation tactics and soil physical processes, and carbon stocks to manage weeds.

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Open access  chapters

1. Companion Planting and Insect Pest Control

By Joyce E. Parker, William E. Snyder, George C. Hamilton and Cesar Rodriguez‐Saona

7,271
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2. Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae): Tactics for Integrated Pest Management in Brassicaceae

By S.A. De Bortoli, R.A. Polanczyk, A.M. Vacari, C.P. De Bortoli and R.T. Duarte

3,549
4
3. An Overview of Chilli Thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Biology, Distribution and Management

By Vivek Kumar, Garima Kakkar, Cindy L. McKenzie, Dakshina R. Seal and Lance S. Osborne

5,160
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4. Biological Control of Root Pathogens by Plant- Growth Promoting Bacillus spp.

By Hernández F.D. Castillo, Castillo F. Reyes, Gallegos G. Morales, Rodríguez R. Herrera and C. Aguilar

4,431
6
5. Integrated Pest Management

By C.O. Ehi-Eromosele, O.C. Nwinyi and O.O. Ajani

5,001
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8. Soil Physical Quality and Carbon Stocks Related to Weed Control and Cover Crops in a Brazilian Oxisol

By Cezar Francisco Araujo-Junior, Benedito Noedi Rodrigues, Júlio César Dias Chaves and George Mitsuo Yada Junior

2,462
2

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