- Filename: global-plant-genetic-resources-for-insect-resistant-crops.
- ISBN: 142004933X
- Release Date: 1998-07-13
- Number of pages: 320
- Author: Stephen L. Clement
- Publisher: CRC Press
in the conservation and use of global plant genetic resources for sustainable agricultural production, Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect-Resistant Crops explores plant biodiversity, its preservation, and its use to develop crops resistant to pests, thereby reducing world-wide use of chemical pesticides. Topics addressed include:
- Filename: challenge-of-plant-and-agricultural-sciences-to-the-crisis-of-biosphere-on-the-earth-in-the-21st-century.
- ISBN: WISC:89065117111
- Release Date: 2000
- Number of pages: 309
- Author: Kazuo Watanabe
- Publisher: CRC Press
For contribution to the growth and advancement of emerging fundamental science and technology, the first Toyota Conference was organized in 1987 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Toyota Motor Corporation. Since then, this convergence has been held every year, dealing with a broad range of subjects in different fields. In this conference, dozens of Japanese and foreign experts spend four days and three nights living together, discussing a common theme. Participants have consistently praised this format, which encourages deeply involved discussions and fresh insights. Each Toyota Conference is planned and executed independently by a third-party organizing committee under the sponsorship of Toyota Motor Corporation, and its secretariat is placed in Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. One essential idea for the 21st century is “sustainable development.” Agriculture has a vital role for this development. Many people are optimistic about plants’ ability to cleanse and protect the environment; for example, to help prevent global warming by fixing carbon monoxide with photosynthesis. Furthermore, experts forecast the global population topping 10 billion by the middle of the next century. If all these people are to enjoy meaningful lives, we must find environmentally friendly ways to produce sufficient supplies of safe foods and adopt the principles and practices of sustainable agriculture. In view of this issue, the theme chosen for the 12th Toyota Conference was the “Challenge of Plant and Agricultural Sciences to the Crisis of Biosphere on the Earth in the 21st Century.” Fifty-six researchers from sixteen countries have considered this theme, conducting lively discussions not only covering scientific subjects like biotechnology but also addressing social and economic issues.
- Filename: insects-and-plant-defence-dynamics.
- ISBN: MINN:31951D022669807
- Release Date: 2001-01-01
- Number of pages: 253
- Author: T. N. Ananthakrishnan
- Publisher: Science Pub Incorporated
This text examines the defence dynamics of insects and plants. Topics include the role of chemical nutrients and minerals, the defensive tactics of caterpillars, and molecular approaches to host plant defences against insects.
- Filename: concepts-in-integrated-pest-management.
- ISBN: UOM:39076002369606
- Release Date: 2003
- Number of pages: 586
- Author: Robert F. Norris
- Publisher: Pearson College Division
This book presents readers with the basic principles of integrated pest management as they apply to plant pathogens, weeds, nematodes, mollusks, arthropods, and vertebrates. It reinforces the wisdom and soundness of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to crop protection, which attempts to limit the detrimental effects of pests in ways that are environmentally, economically, and socially acceptable.Includes diagrams and photographs as well as case histories and practical examples. Looks at the historical development of pest management, as well as IPM in the future.For pest management consultants and advisors, environmental issues specialists, gardeners, and public affairs activists.