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Pesticide Resistance: Strategies and Tactics for Management

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Pesticide Resistance

Strategies and Tactics for Management(1986)
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Based on a symposium sponsored by the Board on Agriculture, this comprehensive book explores the problem of pesticide resistance; suggests new approaches to monitor, control, or prevent resistance; and identifies the changes in public policy necessary to protect crops and human health from the ravages of pests. The volume synthesizes the most recent information from a wide range of disciplines, including entomology, genetics, plant pathology, biochemistry, economics, and public policy. It also suggests research avenues that would indicate how to counter future problems. A glossary provides the reader with additional guidance.


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National Research Council. 1986. Pesticide Resistance: Strategies and Tactics for Management. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

484 pages |6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-309-03627-6

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-xii
Executive Summary 1-10
1 Introduction 11-13
The Magnitude of the Resistance Problem 14-44
2 Genetics, Biochemical, and Physiological Mechanisms of Resistance to Pesticides 45-53
Modes and Genetics of Herbicide Resistance in Plants 54-73
Genetics and Biochemistry of Insecticide Resistance in Arthropods: Prospects for the Future 74-86
Resistance to 4-Hydroxycoumarin Anticoagulants in Rodents 87-99
Plant Pathogens 100-110
Chemical Strategies for Resistance Management 111-129
Biotechnology in Pesticide Resistance Development 130-142
3 Population Biology of Pesticide Resistance: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practical Applications 143-156
Factors Influencing the Evolution of Resistance 157-169
Population Dynamics and the Rate of Evolution of Pesticide Resistance 170-193
Computer Simulation as a Tool for Pesticide Resistance Management 194-206
Pleiotropy and the Evolution of Genetic Systems Conferring Resistance to Pesticides 207-221
Quantitative Genetic Models and the Evolution of Pesticide Resistance 222-235
Managing Resistance to Rodenticides 236-244
Response of Plant Pathogens to Fungicides 245-256
Experimental Population Genetics and Ecological Studies of Pesticide Resistance in Insects and Mites 257-270
4 Detection, Monitoring, and Risk Assessment 271-278
Prediction or Resistance Risk Assessment 279-297
Detection and Monitoring of Resistant Forms: An Overview 298-312
5 Tactics for Prevention and Management 313-326
Resistance to Weeds 327-334
Preventing or Managing Resistance in Arthropods 335-346
Preventing and Managing Fungicide Resistance 347-354
Case Histories of Anticoagulant Resistance 355-370
6 Implementing Management of Resistance to Pesticides 371-387
Actions and Proposed Policies for Resistance Management by Agricultural Chemical Manufacturers 388-392
Pesticide Resistance Management: An Ex-Regulator's View 393-402
The Role of Regulatory Agencies in Dealing With Pesticide Resistance 403-409
The Role of Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Consultants in Pesticide Resistance Management 410-421
Integration of Policy for Resistance Management 422-435
Economic Issues in Public and Private Approaches to Perserving Pest Susceptibility 436-448
Glossary 449-452
Index 453-472

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