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Integrated pest management of insect, nematode and mite pests of tea

Code: 9781838797294
Nalini C. Gnanapragasam, Former Deputy Director (Research), Tea Research Institute, Sri Lanka; currently Agricultural Tea Consultant - Malwatte Valley Plantations PLC, Sri Lanka

Chapter synopsis: This chapter describes the various strategies that are being implemented in different countries to manage pests of tea using integrated pest management (IPM) programmes to ensure they do not reach economic injury levels. The chapter explores methods of mechanical, biological, cultural and chemical control of insect and nematode pests of tea, and includes a number of detailed case studies describing the application of these methods in IPM programmes.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Detection methods 3 Mechanical control 4 Cultural control: cultivars and planting other crops 5 Cultural control: soil, bush sanitation, nutrient management and escape strategy 6 Biological control: botanicals and semiochemicals 7 Biological control: predators, bacteria and viruses 8 Chemical control 9 IPM programmes on selected perennial pests 10 Conclusion and future trends 11 Acknowledgements 12 References

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