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Applied Entomology
Fenemore, P.G. , Former Prof., Deptt. of Horticulture and Plant Health, Massey University, New Zealand.
Prakash, Alka , Former Prof., Deptt. of Zoology, Deshbandhu College (University of Delhi), New Delhi.
ISBN : 978-81-224-1833-0
Publication Year : 2006
Edition : 2nd
Reprint : Aug, 2014
Pages : 292
Price : $ 15.00
Binding : Paperback
About the Book:

In this second and revised edition of Applied Entomology, the text has been updated, with a view to conforming to the revised syllabi of various universities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, without disturbing the basic structure of the first edition. Basic concepts of entomology have been discussed in an easy-to-understand manner by making use of ample diagrams, figures and tables with lucid explanations. One of the unique features of our book includes the discussion on the ecological aspects of various insect-control methods.
It is extremely vital to know the implication of these control procedures on the total ecosystem and then devise an integrated pest management system. This book will prove useful not only for the university students but also for practicing agriculturalists and horticulturalists with its introductory but practical approach to common insect pests` control.

About the Author:

Dr. P.G. Fenemore was educated at the universities of London and Cambridge. A former professor in Department of Horticulture and Plant Health, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. He has worked in the field of pest control for over 40 years with positions in the pesticide industry and in government research both in Europe and New Zealand. He is the author of more than 50 scientific papers and articles.

Dr. Alka Prakash, a gold medalist in her M.Sc. Examination, 1981 from University of Delhi, did her Ph.D. in Insect Toxicology, Entomology, in 1984 from Department of Zoology, University of Delhi. Formerly on the faculty of Department of Zoology, Deshbandhu College (University of Delhi), New Delhi, she is the author of many research articles and another book on entomology titled Laboratory Manual of Entomology(New Age International (P) Ltd. Publishers).


  • Introduction

  • The Practical Importance of Insects

  • Insect Structure and Function

  • Growth, Development, Metamorphosis

  • Reproduction and Life Cycles

  • Insect Identification and Classification

  • Mites, and Other Non-insect Pests

  • Insects and Plants

  • Predators, Parasites and Pathogens

  • The Ecological Background to Pest Control

  • Pest Control Principles and Practices

  • The Pest Management Concept

  • Lac Culture

  • Silk Culture

  • Apiculture

  • Storage of Food Grains in India

  • Bionomics and Control of Selected Insect Pests of Crops and Stored Grains

  • Household Insects

  • Collection, Preservation and Culture of Insects

  • Information Required in Dealing with a Pest Problem

Agriculture,Biological Sciences & Biotechnology,Zoology


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