Recent Advances in Stored Product Protection

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Christos G. Athanassiou
584 g
241x156x22 mm

Provides the recent technologies for designing integrated protection of durable stored products
Insect pest management in stored grain.- Structural pest management for stored product insects.- Bacterial insecticides and inert materials.- Importance of stored product insects.- Human health problems and accidents associated with occurrence and control of storage arthropods and rodents.- Emerging pests in durable stored products.- Biological control of stored product insects.- Microbial biopesticides.- Insect pest management of oilseed crops, tree nuts and dried fruits.- Insecticide resistance.- Museum pests- Cultural heritage pests.- Economic theory vs reality in stored grain IPM: Theory and practice in stored product management.
This book aims to assess, evaluate and critically analyze the methods that are currently available for a judicious pest management in durable food. It presents and analyzes a vast amount of methods that are already in use in "real world" industrial applications.

After the phase-out of methyl bromide, but also the withdrawal of several insecticides and the continuously updated food safety regulations, there is a significant knowledge gap on the use of risk-reduced, ecologically-compatible control methods that can be used with success against stored-product insect species and related arthropods.
The importance of integrated pest management (IPM) is growing, but the concept as practiced for stored products might differ from IPM as historically developed for field crops. This book discusses a wide variety of control strategies used for stored product management and describes some of the IPM components. The editors included chemical and non-chemical methods, as both are essential in IPM. They set the scene for more information regarding emerging issues in stored product protection, such as emerging, alien and invasive species as threats for global food security, as well as the importance of stored-product arthropods for human health. Finally, the analysis of the economics of stored product protection is presented, from theory to practice.