Pest Management

Authored by: E.F. Legner

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120046185

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Abstract

Improvements in the successful pest management of the agricultural ecosystem and public health sectors call for an overhaul of current procedures. The availability of specialist personnel to encourage effective management measures backed by technical research is indispensable. Without surveillance, management tends to descend to environmentally ineffective or harmful practices, and scheduled routines that do not respond to periodic environmental changes are counterproductive to sound management. Inadequacies of current practices in several examples illustrate the need for research institutions to augment their participation in management and a return to research funding by unbiased sources.

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