Protect crops naturally
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CTA. 2001. Protect crops naturally. Spore 91. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Natural Crop Protection in the Tropics. Letting Information Come to Life By G Stoll. Margraf Verlag, co-publication Agrecol and CTA, 2000. 386 pp. ISBN 3 8236 1317 0 Margraf Verlag PO Box 1205, 97985 Weikersheim, Germany. Fax: +49 7934 8156; Email:m
Like many of the plants to which it is dedicated, this book is a flowering perennial. The new edition of Natural Crop Protection in the Tropics bears little resemblance to its 1986 predecessor which came to occupy a well-deserved place on and off the shelves of farmers and their advisors. This is a sturdy and accessible volume with an exemplary presentation of texts and illustrations. The same basic content has been retained and expanded. Having described the pests which afflict various crops it explains various methods of field protection, ranging from intercropping and protecting seedlings to plants which control insect pests, followed by storage protection steps such as prevention and use of animal substances and vegetable oils. New to this edition are a glossary, Internet references, a detailed reading list and eight well-edited case studies which emphasise how to help farmers move to natural pest control. 'Farmers,' the author writes in her conclusion, 'are no different from anybody else. They also strive for benefit and gain.' It is with that basic realism that this book started out fifteen years ago; in its new rendition, it has a long and useful life ahead of it. Natural Crop Protection in the Tropics. Letting Information Come to Life By G Stoll. Margraf Verlag, co-publication Agrecol and CTA, 2000. 386 pp. ISBN 3 8236 1317 0 Margraf Verlag PO Box 1205, 97985 Weikersheim, Germany. Fax: +49 7934 8156; Email:firstname.lastname@example.org CTA number 1005. 40 credit points