NON-CHEMICAL MEANS OF PEST MANAGEMENT IN THE HIGHWAYS LANDSCAPE

This research project was directed towards the development of a non-chemical insect pest management program. This report is presented in a discursive manner, the technical details have been listed in References Cited. The management of insect pests in highway landscapes involves the solution of various interacting problems done in common with agricultural pest management programs and others unique to highway landscapes. The problems in common with agricultural pest management programs include the phenomena of insect pest resurgence following non- selective pesticide applications. This report makes recommendations on the development of pest management, involving a minimum of chemical usage, or integrated control. Specific recommendations are made for non-chemical means of pest control for the most damaging pest to highway landscapes. The control of Lepidoptera with Bacillus thuringienses is discussed and recommendations on application and rates are given. The natural parasitism that occurs in plant pests is discussed and recommendations are made for effective management procedures to increase beneficial parasites and predators. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by California DOT
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CADOT-MN-4112-1-76-2Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: G-2-4 (4-C-2)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1977 12:00AM