[PDF] Biological Control of Tropical Weeds using Arthropods by Rangaswamy and Reddy
Biological Control of Tropical Weeds using Arthropods by Rangaswamy and Reddy :: In the past few decades, globalization and increased trade and transportation have contributed to the rapid spread of plants, many of which have now become weeds in the
introduced regions. 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 20 model invasive weed species, which occur in habitats from tropical 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 plants. This is a valuable resource for scientiss and policy makers concerned with the biological control of invasive tropical plants.
Biological Control of Tropical Weeds using Arthropods by Rangaswamy and Reddy
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Gadi V. P. Reddy
Biological Control of Tropical Weeds using Arthropods
Author(s): Rangaswamy Muniappan, Gadi V. P. Reddy, Anantanarayanan Raman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2009