Insect Pest Control surveys extensive literature related to the use of plant resources for controlling insect pests. Different activities of plants like antifeedant, larvicidal/insecticidal, ovicidal, repellent, growth regulation, chemosterilant, pbytohormones, etc., have been compiled under agriculture pests, store grain pests, mosquitoes and beneficial insects. While scientists have identified many plants and their products with insect control properties, farmers are looking for plant-derived substance to control insect pests and people from industries are looking for safe and natural alternatives to be promoted amongst the farmers. This book fulfills these needs of students, researchers and teachers and supports environment-friendly agriculture.
S. Ignacimuthu, s.j.: Director, Entomology Research Institute Loyala College, Chennai