Author: Moges Woldemeskel
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781620811368
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ticks and tick-borne diseases are among the major stumbling blocks to the development of livestock industry and entail heavy economic loses particularly in the tropics and subtropics. Ticks serve as vectors of several diseases and pose health hazards to animals and humans throughout the world. Attempts to control ticks and tick-borne diseases using different methods have been going on for several generations; however, ticks still cause insurmountable problems to the livestock industry and human and animal health. This book enlightens the reader on research and field experiences obtained from different parts of the world on the various chemical and biological approaches used in the control of ticks and tick-borne diseases. This book would serve as a valuable reference and guide for students, and researchers in biological and biomedical sciences and tick control authorities aimed at devising a sound tick control strategy. (Imprint: Nova)

Integrated Pest Management in the Global Arena

Author: Karim M. Maredia
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851996523
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book presents experiences and successful case studies of integrated pest management (IPM) from developed and developing countries and from major international centres and programmes. It contains 39 chapters by many contributors addressing themes such as: emerging issues in IPM, including biotechnology, pesticide policies and socioeconomic considerations (8 chapters); country experiences from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand (20 chapters); and regional and international experiences, including those of FAO, USAID, ICIPE, CIRAD, the World Bank and CGIAR Systemwide IPM Program (9 chapters). This book will be of significant interest to those working in the areas of crop protection, entomology and pest management.


Author: Sunil Thomas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319468596
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Insect-transmitted rickettsiales diseases are significant sources of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Their incidence has been increasing in recent years in large part due to climate change and the movement of animals carrying the insect vectors. Currently there are no effective vaccines against diseases caused by members of the order Rickettsiales. Rickettsiales diseases are often misdiagnosed; this book is intended to serve as a tool for their understanding and diagnosis. Rickettsiales covers the seven main genera: Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Midichloria, Neorickettsia, Orientia, Rickettsia and Wolbachia. Discussion of each genus includes immunology and molecular biology of host-pathogen interactions, epidemiology and diagnosis, and vaccination strategies and therapies.

Chemistry and World Food Supplies

Author: L. W. Shemilt
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
ISBN: 0080292437
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Soil and crop management for efficient use of water and nutrients;integrated approaches to pest management;the role of chemistry and biochemistry in improving animal production systems;contributions of chemistry and biochemistry to developing new and improved food sources;chemistry and biochemistry in the processing and storage of food;chemistry in the assessment and control of the food supply;the forward edge.