By G. A. Norton, M. J. Way (auth.), B. T. Grayson, M. B. Green, L. G. Copping (eds.)
The four-day overseas convention on Pest administration in Rice, that's the topic of this quantity, was once the 3rd in an ongoing sequence of conferences on tropical vegetation organised by means of the insecticides workforce of the Society of Chemical undefined, London. The individuals got here from either the private and non-private sectors and from many alternative international locations. all of the significant teams of pests-weeds, microorganisms, arthropods and rodents-were thought of, because the organisers think that it can be crucial to handle the whole pest administration difficulties in every one specific growing to be sector, and the diversity of the papers shows the significance of a multi disciplinary method of their resolution. Rice is among the most crucial global vegetation and is the main resource of meals for round 60% of the world's inhabitants, with an international creation of 500 million tonnes from one hundred fifty million hectares of land. on the grounds that global shares volume to simply months offer, many folks are in danger from famine. furthermore, it's been esti mated that the area requirement in 2020 can be approximately 760 million tonnes, a rise of 50%. This strain of inhabitants on meals makes effective pest administration important which explains for bringing jointly specialists from around the globe to this significant conference.