Decision tools for pest management
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CTA. 1994. Decision tools for pest management. Spore 50. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Decision tools for pest management edited by G A Norton and J D Mumford 1993 288pp ISBN 0 85198 783 4 Hbk price UKL37.50 CAB International, Wallingford Oxon OX10 ODE. UK
While the philosophy and concept of integrated pest management (IPM) are generally accepted in the political and scientific arenas, its practical implementation has proved far more difficult to achieve. To meet this challenge, there is a need to focus more on the precise nature of specific pest problems and to specify carefully what is needed to resolve them. This is the problem-based approach adopted in Decision tools for pest management. It uses an interdisciplinary perspective, encompassing the political, social and economic dimensions of pest problems, as well as their agronomic, ecological and technological features. The authors provide a working manual, including relevant concepts and tools, covering problem definition, the use of computers (including modelling database and decision support systems) and implementation. A major feature of the book is the emphasis on case studies, illustrating the value of the 'decision tools` approach for practical pest management. Consequently it is suited to research scientists, students, practitioners and all concerned with applying current knowledge to improving pest management. Decision tools for pest management edited by G A Norton and J D Mumford 1993 288pp ISBN 0 85198 783 4 Hbk price UKL37.50 CAB International, Wallingford Oxon OX10 ODE. UK