The book “Compatibility of Microbial Biocontrol Agents for Stored Product Pest Control” authored by Nagalakshmi S, presents a comprehensive overview of the use of microbial biocontrol agents for controlling stored product pests. The book emphasizes the importance of biocontrol agents as a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to conventional chemical insecticides for controlling stored product pests.
The author discusses the different types of microbial biocontrol agents, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa, and their mode of action against stored product pests. The book provides a detailed analysis of the compatibility of various biocontrol agents and their co-application potential for effective pest management. It also highlights the importance of selecting the appropriate biocontrol agent for a particular pest and the necessary precautions to be taken to ensure the safety of the environment and non-target organisms.
The book is written in a clear and concise style, making it accessible to a wide range of readers, including students, researchers, and professionals in the field of pest management. It also includes numerous case studies and practical examples to illustrate the application of biocontrol agents for controlling stored product pests. This book will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in sustainable pest management and the use of biocontrol agents for controlling stored product pests.