Crop Losses Caused By Insect Pests In The Developing World

Reed, W (1983) Crop Losses Caused By Insect Pests In The Developing World. In: 10th International Congress of Plant Protection 1983. Volume 1. Proceedings of a conference, 20-25 November 1983, Brighton, England.

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Abstract

It is shown in this review of crop losses caused by insect pests in the developing world that most local cultivars of several crops in the tropics show remarkable tolerance of many of the pests they encounter, and that the best available estimates indicate that losses to insects average 20% or more but there is enormous variation in time and space. Recent changes in agricultural practices, including the introduction of irrigation, fertilizer, high yielding cultivars and new farming systems, are being accompanied by changes and increases in pest problems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Fertilizer Appications
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2011 13:09
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2011 13:09
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/4317
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