Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 July 2005

184 Pages | 4 color & 41 b/w illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780841238886

Bookseller Code (06)


Semiochemicals in Pest and Weed Control

Edited by Richard J. Petroski, Maria R. Tellez, and Robert W. Behle

American Chemical Society

ACS Symposium Series

  • There is a growing concern about the effects of pest and weed control measures on the environment. The use of semiochemicals, such as insect pheromones, has enabled more precise and benign pest control and an ability to monitor dispersal of safe biological control agents (beneficial insects) from a source point. This book will be of interest to synthetic organic chemists because of the application of elegant new reactions as well as practical and operationally convenient chemistry, to the enantioselective synthesis of simple to complex natural products. The book will be of interest to entomologists because the discovery and deployment of insect pheromones, in rational pest and weed control, is the main focus of the book. The book will be of interest to microbiologists because of the section on microbial pesticides. Formulation scientists will also find this section of the book enlightening.