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Integrated pest management for sustainable rice cultivation: a holistic approach

Code: 9781838792473
F. G. Horgan, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Chapter synopsis: This chapter describes a holistic approach to integrated pest management (IPM) using knowledge of the natural regulation of herbivore and weed populations and of natural succession in agricultural wetlands. It draws attention to the drivers of change in rice production systems, the forms that future rice production systems will take and anticipated pest problems. The chapter indicates the need for increased attention to understanding rice ecosystems in a holistic manner to ensure the economic and environmental sustainability of modern rice production systems. The chapter shows that knowledge of rice ecosystems, combined with a range of available technologies, can enhance ecosystem functioning, ensure efficient extension pathways and thereby increase the success of IPM.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2016.0003.23
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Emerging rice production landscapes and ‘crop health syndromes’ 3 Increasing rice production 4 Increasing water productivity 5 Reducing labour costs 6 Increased availability and marketing of agrochemicals 7 Pest management for rice: scientific approaches 8 Knowledge of the rice production system 9 Biocides, traps and barriers 10 Transgenic and herbicide-resistant rice varieties 11 Genetic approaches to resistance and tolerance 12 Enhancing natural regulation 13 Integrating management practices 14 Education and extension 15 Future trends and conclusion 16 Where to look for further information 17 References

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