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Biological Control of Tropical Weeds Using Arthropods

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ISBN-10: 0521877911

ISBN-13: 9780521877916

Edition: 2009

Authors: Rangaswamy Muniappan, Gadi V. P. Reddy, Anantanarayanan Raman

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Weeds are a major constraint to agricultural production, particularly in the developing world. Cost-efficient biological control is a self-sustaining way to reduce this problem, and produces fewer non-target effects than chemical methods, which can cause serious damage to the environment. This book covers the origin, distribution, and ecology of twenty model invasive weed species, which occur in habitats from tropical to temperate to aquatic. Sustainable biological control of each weed using one or more arthropods is discussed. The aim is to provide ecological management models for use across the tropical world, and to assist in the assessment of potential risks to native and economic…    
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Book details

List price: $154.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/5/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 508
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

List of contributors
Biological control of weeds in the tropics and sustainability
Acacia nilotica ssp. indica (L.) Willd. ex Del. (Mimosaceae)
Australian Acacia species (Mimosaceae) in South Africa
Ageratina adenophora (Sprengel) King and Robinson (Asteraceae)
Azolla filiculoides Lamarck (Azollaceae)
Cabomba caroliniana Gray (Cabombaceae)
Invasive cactus species (Cactaceae)
Chromolaena odorata (L.) King and Robinson (Asteraceae)
Clidemia hirta (L.) D. Don (Melastomataceae)
Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt (Cucurbitaceae)
Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laub. (Pontederiaceae)
Lantana camara Linn. (Verbenaceae)
Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle (Mimosaceae)
Mimosa pigra L. (Leguminosae)
Parthenium hysterophorus L. (Asteraceae)
Passiflora mollissima (HBK) Bailey (Passifloraceae)
Pistia stratiotes L. (Araceae)
Prosopis species (Leguminosae)
Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitchell (Salviniaceae)
Solanum mauritianum Scopoli (Solanaceae)
Application of natural antagonists including arthropods to resist weedy Striga (Orabanchaceae) in tropical agroecosystems
Biological control of weeds in India
The role of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in biological control of weeds
The role of Secretariat of the Pacific Community in the biological control of weeds in the Pacific Islands region - past, present, and future activities