Insect control by pptfiles

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									Insect control

 Cultural Control
   Crop rotation
   Resistant crops
   Crop manipulation
 Genetic Control
   Sterilizing native pest populations
   (chemosterilants, mass sterilizating
   males & releasing them.)
Pheromones and Growth
Regulators
 Pheromones
   draw the insects to one location
   confuse the mating behavior

 Growth Regulators
   Insects require hormones during their
   development, thus we can manipulate
   the concentration levels during critical
   periods.
Mechanical and Physical Control

 Harvesters
 Traps
 Light Traps
 Micro wave or radio frequency
Insecticides

 What insects are the target of
 insecticides?
   Lepidoptera 35%
   Hemiptera 20%
   Coleoptera 15%
   Diptera 10%
Insecticides groups

 Botanical = nicotine and pyrethrins
 Inorganics = must be ingested by the
 insect
 Microbials = must be ingested by the
 insect and can be used on organic
 crops.
 Synthetic organics = what is use by
 farmers and homeowners the most
Synthetic organics problems

 Misuse
 Overuse
 Accidental poisonings and
 contaminations
 Number of inexperienced users of the
 chemicals

								
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