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By M.J.B. Vreysen, A.S. Robinson, J. Hendrichs

Insect pests have gotten an issue of ever-more biblical proportions. This new textbook collates a chain of chosen papers that try and deal with a variety of primary parts of area-wide insect pest regulate. Of distinctive curiosity are the various papers on pilot and operational courses that pay precise consciousness to useful difficulties encountered in the course of application implementation. It s a compilation of greater than 60 papers authored by means of specialists from greater than 30 countries.

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2007), while species-specific control tactics such as mating disruption or sterile insects may not have a role. The elimination of the tsetse fly Glossina austeni Newstead population from Unguja Island, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania, raised expectations for ambitious tsetse eradication projects in many parts of mainland Africa. This development has been encouraged and supported by the African Union’s Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC 2000), which has secured substantial financial support of the African Development Bank.

Likewise, new techniques that allow the storage of insects for varying lengths of time and at various stages could be very beneficial to AW-IPM programmes. Maintenance of certain strains of the pest insect that have particular characteristics is labour intensive, expensive and tends to expand as new strains are developed. Strains also need to be maintained over long periods of time even though they may only be used for limited periods. In addition, storage of insects can alleviate potential hazards of the rearing process such as strain deterioration, disease outbreaks, labour unrest, or mechanical failure.

Such sound information is essential not only for identifying the most appropriate strategy and technology, and for designing the technical aspects of a programme, but also for fund raising and obtaining the commitment of all stakeholders. , this volume). 4. Commercialization and Regulation Regulation and commercialization of new technologies and services can be seen as two sides of the same coin in that commercialization can only flourish within a strong regulatory framework and commercial interests are sometimes pivotal in the push to develop regulatory frameworks.

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