Category: Insect Ecology & Integrated Pest Management Notes

Insect Ecology & Integrated Pest Management Notes

Abiotic factors on insect population
Apiary Management
Bee Products – Their Properties and Uses
Biological Control
Biotechnology in Pest Management
Chemical Control – Ideal Qualities of an Insecticide
Effect of agricultural inputs on bee activity – Pesticide poisoning
Honey bees – History of bee keeping
Host Plant Resistance – Types and Mechanisms Ecological and Genetic Resistance
Household Pests and Vectors of Human Diseases
Impact of Global Warming on Pests
Insect Attractants and Insect Repellents
Insect ecology and balance of life
Insect Growth Regulators
Integrated Pest Management IPM-Indigenous or Traditional
Integrated Pest Management
IPM (Integrated Pest Management) for Rice and Cotton
Legal Control Methods – Pest Quarantine
Management of Pests of Cattle and Poultry
Pest – Definition, Categories, Causes For Outbreak, Losses Caused By Pests
Pest Management
Pest Monitoring – Pest Surveillance And Forecasting
Pesticide Application Methods
Pesticide Compatibility
Pesticides Groups
Pheromones
Population dynamics and role of biotic factors
Principles of Applied Entomology
Role Of Honey Bees In Cross Pollination
Role of pollinators, weed killers and other beneficial insects
Sterility Methods – Principles -Methods -Requirements and Limitations
The Insecticides Act, 1968
Traditional Methods of Pest Control

Traditional Methods of Pest Control

Traditional Methods of Pest Control Cultural Control Manipulation of cultural practices to the disadvantage of pests. I. Farm level practices II. Community level practices Advantages Disadvantages Physical Control Modification of physical factors in the environment to minimise (or) prevent pest problems. Use of physical forces like temperature, moisture, etc. in managing the insect pests. Gamma […]

Sterility Methods – Principles -Methods -Requirements and Limitations

Sterility Methods – Principles -Methods -Requirements and Limitations Sterility Method Control of pest population achieved by releasing large number of sterilized male insects, which will compete with the normal males and reduce the insect population in subsequent generation. It is usually referred as SIT (Sterile insect technique) or SIRM (Sterile insect release method) Sterile insect […]

Role of pollinators, weed killers and other beneficial insects

Role of pollinators, weed killers and other beneficial insects I. Role of pollinators Pollination refers to the transfer of anther to stigma in flowering plants for sexual reproduction. Insects aid in cross pollination in fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, cotton, tobacco, sunflower and many other crops. Insect pollination helps in uniform seed set, improvement in quality and […]

Pheromones

Pheromones Semiochemicals are chemical substances that mediate communication between organisms. Semiochemicals maybe classified into Pheromones (intraspecific semiochemicals) and Allelochemics (interspecific semiochemicals). Pheromones are chemicals secreted into the external environment by an animal which elicit a specific reaction in a receiving individual of the same species. Pheromones are volatile in nature and they aid in communication […]

Pesticide Compatibility

Pesticide Compatibility Incompatibility of pesticides may be of following types Hazards Caused By Pesticides The adverse effect caused by pesticides to human beings during manufacture, formulation, application and also consumption of treated products is termed as the hazard. Pesticide hazard occurs at the time of a. Manufacturing and formulation b. Application of pesticides c. Consumption […]