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Since many vegetable crops are eaten raw, it is important to try to reduce the use of pesticides in the cultivation of these crops and to look for alternative methods of pest management. This was the purpose of the conference reported in this volume, which was organised jointly by the Commission of the European Communities under its Coordination of Agricultural Research Programme and the International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control. Thirty-eight papers are included, divided into sections dealing with brassicas, carrots, tomatoes, other crops and finally, general aspects of pest control in field vegetables. Possible strategies for dealing with pests are based on the prediction of pest attacks, tolerance thresholds, the selection of resistant cultivars, the use of parasites, predators and micro-organisms, and other biological, cultural or bio-technical methods.

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Authors: CAVALLORO R, JRC Ispra (IT);PELERENTS C (EDITORS), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ghent (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10425 EN (1988) 302 pp.
Availability: Available from A.A. Balkema, P.O. Box 1675, 3000 BR Rotterdam (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 90-6191-759-X
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