ERIC Number: ED097207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Proceedings of the Summer Institute on Biological Control of Plant Insects and Diseases.
Maxwell, Fowden G., Ed.; Harris, F. A., Ed.
This institute, conducted at Mississippi State University, was an outgrowth of the Council of Higher Education in the Agricultural Science's efforts to study the needs and opportunities for the advancement of scientific knowledge in land grant institutions and recommend programs for implementation. The proceedings serve as an information source to those interested in implementing and/or further developing programs concerning pest management. Focusing on the Southern region of the United States, the publication is divided into five parts as follows: Part I, Concepts of Pest Management, includes historical perspectives, ecological principles, approaches to measuring populations and the life system concepts. Part II, Parasites and Predictors of Arthropods, consists of statements on such topics as the status of biological control procedures, identification and classification, means to increase natural enemies and selective use of insecticides. Part III discusses biological control of weeds, including aquatic weeds. Part IV, Host Plant Resistance for Control of Plant Pathogens and Insects, includes statements on disease resistance, techniques of breeding for resistance and biochemical bases of resistance of plants. Part V, Insect Pathogens, comprises microbiological discussions including bacteria, viral, protozoan and fungal pathogens. (MLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Biology, Entomology, Insecticides, Natural Resources, Pesticides, Plant Pathology, Plant Science
The University Press of Mississippi, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211 ($12.50)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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