Pest ecology.- Principles of pest control.- Methods of pest control.- Pest damage to crop plants.- Biological control of crop pests.- Pesticide application.- Pesticides in current use.- Major tropical crop pests.- Major tropical crops and their pest spectra.- General bibliography.
This is a textbook providing basic data about the crop pests and the damage they inflict throughout the tropics and sub-tropics. Each major pest is illustrated by either a line drawing or a photograph, and sometimes the damage can also be seen. A world distribution map is provided for each species. Control measures tend to be general rather than very specific. Most of the pests are insects and mites, but some nematodes, molluscs, birds and mammals are included.
Both a textbook on insect and other pests of tropical crops aimed for under-graduate and graduate student courses, and a handbook for practicing entomologists in the tropics
The extent of the tropics has been viewed widely to include areas with a warm climate
All the major crop pests are illustrated clearly so as to aid identification
A course of reference for further information