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This book gives the current status of pests, diseases and weeds of cereals in the European Communities Member States and describes recent progress in research into their integrated control. It shows that insecticide inputs can be greatly reduced by the use of pest forecasting schemes, pheromones and mass-trapping, partially-resistant cereal varieties and measures which increase the numbers and effectiveness of the pest's natural enemies (predators, parasites and pathogens). Undesirable side-effects of insecticides are minimised by the use of reduced dose rates and unsprayed headlands. Crop resistance is being exploited in the control of viral and fungal diseases. In addition, fungicide inputs can be lowered by employing seed treatments, disease forecasting and diversification of varieties and fungicide active ingredients. Such diversification is applicable at all levels from the within-crop to the supra-national. Use of fungal pathogens to control weeds is at an early stage, but shows great promise. Studies were made in England, Germany, and The Netherlands, to compare intensive and integrated farming systems.

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Authors: CAVALLORO R, JRC Ispra (VA) (IT);SUNDERLAND K D (EDITORS), GCRI, Department of Entomology & Insect Pathology of Littlehampton (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11525 EN (1988) 333 pp.
Availability: Available from A.A. Balkema, P.O. Box 1675, 3000 BR Rotterdam (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 90-6191-844-8
Record Number: 198911254 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en