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Insect pests and their management in sorghum cultivation

Code: 9781838795429
Bonnie B. Pendleton, West Texas A&M University, USA

Chapter synopsis: Integrated pest management (IPM) is a practical approach that uses a combination of methods, including cultural, biological and chemical controls, to keep pest abundance or damage below economic loss. This chapter describes ways to prevent damaging infestations, as well as evaluate pest abundance and damage to determine when remedial action with insecticide is justified. The chapter describes key insect pests, their life cycles and impact on sorghum crops.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0015.16
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Cultural management methods to control insect pests 3 Biological management methods to control insect pests 4 Chemical management methods to control insect pests 5 Insect pests of sorghum in the United States 6 Other insect pests of sorghum in other countries 7 Beneficial insects 8 Acknowledgements 9 Where to find further information 10 References

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