Pests of Forest Importance and their Management (Paperback)
PESTS OF FOREST IMPORTANCE AND THEIR MANAGEMENT is a unique book comprising all the major components of a sylvatic ecosystem from the standpoint of pests of economic importance and their control using both conventional and modern applications. The book is a compilation of 15 specialist articles woven around the central theme of the objective envisaging a variety of forest arthropod pests including both insects and arachnids as well as vertebrates. The book, written in a lucid and clearly comprehensible style, consists of closely knitted articles on taxonomy, biology, economic forestry, ecology, biogeography, prevention and control of the forest products from the pest attack, which all make an interesting reading and will hopefully serve a good purpose of a reference work for both a serious researcher and the amateur naïve enthusiast. Contents: 1. Prof. P. K. Sen-Sarma, Ph.D., FNASc. FASc., FESI, FIAWSc, FNAAS - A Termitologist and Forest Entomologist: Biography and Contributions (1929- 2002); 2. Termites in Dikes of Northern Vietnam; 3. Biological Observations on some Wood-infesting Termites (Isoptera : Insecta) of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India; 4 Biosystematics and Functional Diversity of Trichogramma; 5. Two new species of Genus Neococcidencyrtus Compere (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Encyrtidae) parasitising Diaspidid Scales (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) from Assam, India; 6. Potential of Pheromones and Kairomones (Semiochemicals) based Eco-Friendly Insect Control Technologies for the Suppression of Forest Insect Pests in India; 7. Impact of Man, Environment and Pest on Forest Resources; 8. Management of Sylvan Rodents in Arid Forestry Ecosystem; 9. Integrated Management of Insect Pests and Mites associated with important Arid and Semi-Arid Tree species in India; 10 Notes on Diagnosis and Bioecology of Thrips Pests of Floral, Fruit, Vegetable, Agronomic Crops and Forestry Plants in the Dehra Dun Valley (Uttaranchal), India; 11. Biological based Integrated Management of Parthenium Weed; 12. Nematodes Associated with Forest Trees in Arid and Semi Arid Zones of Rajasthan, India; 13. Diversity of Plant and Soil Nematodes in Uttarakhand, India; 14. Insect Diversity and Taxonomy in India: Role of National Forest Insect Collection (NFIC) at Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, India; 15. Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Coprinae) Diversity in Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, with Notes on their Economic Importance.