A definitive guide to the development, application, and use of biopesticides as a complementary or alternative treatment to chemical pesticides. Biopesticides: Use and Delivery brings together for the first time all the latest advances in the control of insects, plant diseases, and weeds with biopesticides. Coverage extends from the science and technology of biofungicides, bioinsecticides, and bioherbicides to detailed management protocols. The many leading experts writing here review their development, mode of action, production, delivery systems (formulations), and future market prospects. In addition, experts from both government and industry discuss current registration requirements, including time frame and costs of registration, and compare these with the registration requirements for conventional pesticides.
Biopesticides: Present Status and Future Prospects, Julius J. Menn and Franklin R. Hall. PART I. Projections on Opportunities for Biopesticides in Crop Protection. The North American Scenario, Jerry Caulder. Microbial Biopesticides: The European Scene, Tariq M. Butt, John G. Harris, and Keith A. Powell. Developing Countries, Balasubramanyan Sugavanam and Xie Tianjian. Pesticide Policy Influences on Biopesticide Technologies, Noel D. Uri. PART II. Biofungicides. Commercial Development of Biofungicides, Rafael Hofstein and Andrew C. Chapple. Biological Control of Seedling Diseases, K. Prakesh Hebbar and Robert D. Lumsden. Joint Action of Microbials for Disease Control, Claude Alabouvette and Philippe Lemanceau. PART III. Bioinsecticides. Neem and Related Natural Products, Murray B. Isman. Commercial Experience with Neem Products, James F. Walter. Fermentation-Derived Insecticide Control Agents: The Spinosyns, Thomas C. Sparks, Gary D. Thompson, Herbert A. Kirst, Mark B. Hertlein, Jon S. Mynderse, Jan R. Turner, and Thomas V. Worden. Bacillus thuringiensis: Natural and Recombinant Bioinsecticide Products, James A. Baum, T. B. Johnson, and Bruce C. Carlton. Transgenic Plants Expressing Toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis, Jonnie N. Jenkins. Production, Delivery, and Use of Mycoinsecticides for Control of Insect Pests on Field Crops, Steven P. Wraight and Raymond I. Carruthers. Entomopathogenic Nematodes, Parwinder Grewal and Ramon Georgis. Naturally Occurring Baculoviruses for Insect Pest Control, Brian A. Federici. Recombinant Baculoiviruses, Michael F. Treacy. Joint Action of Baculoviruses and Other Control Agents, William F. McCutchen and Lindsey Flexner. PART IV. Bioherbicides. Mycoherbicides, Alice L. Pilgeram and David C. Sands. Formulation and Application of Plant Pathogens for Biological Weed Control, Nina K. Zidack and Paul C. Quimby. PART V. Other Biorational Technologies. Phereomones for Insect Control: Strategies and Successes, D. R. Thomson, L. J. Gut, and J. W. Jenkins. PART VI. Registration of Biopesticides. The Federal Registration Process and Requirements for the United States, J. Thomas McClintock. IR-4 Biopesticide Program for Minor Crops, Christina L. Hartman and George M. Markley. Registration/Regulatory Requirements in Europe, Mike Neale and Phil Newton. Environmental and Regulatory Aspects: Industry View and Approach, Joseph D. Panetta. PART VII. Management Protocols. Formulations of Biopesticides, Susan M. Boyetchko, Eric Pedersen, Zamir K. Punja, and Munagala S. Reddy. Delivery Systems and Protocols for Biopesticides, Roy Bateman. Analysis, Monitoring, and Some Regulatory Implications, Jack R. Plimmer. Principles of Dose Aquisition for Bioinsecticides, Hugh F. Evans. Strategies for Resistance Management, Richard T. Roush. Field Management: Delivery of New Technologies to Growers, Mark E. Whalon and Deborah L. Norris. Index.