MetadataShow full item record
CTA. 1990. Cotton pests. Spore 27. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/45303
'Cotton Insect Pests and Their Management' by G A Matthews, 1989, 199pp, ISBN 0 582 00561 2, price UKL 17.95 Longmans Scientific and Technical Longman House - Burnt Mill - Harlow Essex CM20 2JE - UK
Cotton, a major cash crop in more than 60 countries, is particularly Drone to attack by insect pests. Consequently, it has been thought that the crop demanded the use of insecticides in considerable quantities. Now that many pests have become resistant to chemical pesticides alternative methods of control are being sought. Dr G A Matthews has produced a book concerned with the management of cotton insect pests, which will be influential in pest management practices and insecticide use. 'Cotton Insect Pests and Their Management' is practical and comprehensive. The book is well-illustrated with more than 80 colour and black-and-white photographs of the major insect pests. Dr Matthews draws on extensive experience in Africa, but the book discusses the problems in an international perspective. Only a small part of the material in the book is covered in other reference works by Dr Matthews ('Pest Management' and 'Pesticide Application Methods'). The chapter on control strategies catalogues some well-known examples of insecticide misuse and highlights the need for an integrated approach to achieve a sustainable pest management strategy. Other topics include early-, mid- and late-season pests, selection and timing of insecticide applications and the implementation of pest management strategies. The book contains appendices on methods of sampling crop growth, sprayer calibration and the geographical distribution of cotton pests. 'Cotton Insect Pests and Their Management' by G A Matthews, 1989, 199pp, ISBN 0 582 00561 2, price UKL 17.95 Longmans Scientific and Technical Longman House - Burnt Mill - Harlow Essex CM20 2JE - UK