Biotechnology and integrated pest management
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CTA. 1996. Biotechnology and integrated pest management. Spore 63. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Biotechnology and integrated pest management edited by G Persley 1996 51 2pp price UKL60 00 ISBN 0 85198 930 6 CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8DE, UK
Proponents of IPM advocate its use to reduce or eliminate the use of chemical pesticides in agriculture, since excessive pesticide use may be a threat to both human health and the environment. Proponents of biotechnology believe that the use of novel products, such as transgenic plants with insect resistance, will reduce the need for chemical pesticides. However, the use of such novel products within IPM may also create potential risks. This volume reviews such issues and discusses the potential benefits of, and constraints to, the application of biotechnology in IPM systems, especially in developing countries. It also considers the related policy issues confronting decision-makers in national agricultural research systems and international development agencies. The book consists of revised versions of papers presented at a conference in October 1993. Biotechnology and integrated pest management edited by G Persley 1996 51 2pp price UKL60 00 ISBN 0 85198 930 6 CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8DE, UK