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Termites and Sustainable Management

Volume 2 - Economic Losses and Management

  • Md. Aslam Khan
  • Wasim Ahmad

Part of the Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection book series (SUPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Luciane Kern Junqueira, Daniela Faria Florencio
    Pages 37-50
  3. Bishwajeet Paul, Md. Aslam Khan, Sangeeta Paul, K. Shankarganesh, Sarbasis Chakravorty
    Pages 51-96
  4. Homathevi Rahman, Kevin Fernandez, Nivaarani Arumugam
    Pages 97-118
  5. G. K. Mahapatro, Debajyoti Chatterjee
    Pages 119-135
  6. Monica Verma, Sharad Verma, Satyawati Sharma
    Pages 137-164
  7. Syed Kamran Ahmad, Natalie Dale-Skey, Md. Aslam Khan
    Pages 181-196
  8. Priyanka Verma, Ajar Nath Yadav, Vinod Kumar, Md. Aslam Khan, Anil Kumar Saxena
    Pages 197-217
  9. Bishwajeet Paul, Sharda Singh, K. Shankarganesh, Md. Aslam Khan
    Pages 233-260
  10. Tariq Ahmad, Shabnum Nabi, Qazi Humera
    Pages 289-315
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 317-324

About this book


This termite Volume 2 comprises 13 chapters in an attempt to bring all available information on sustainable and eco-friendly termite management. The previous Volume considered the biology, social behaviour and economic importance of these insects. Chapters in this book dealing with damage and specific management of fungus-growing termites provide a review on most recent methodologies used for management. Termite damage crops from sowing till harvest. As it is difficult to detect damages in field, usually it is too late when the symptoms are noticed. A separate chapter on issues related to Indian agriculture and the contemporary practices being followed by majority of the Indian farmers is quite informative. Similarly, a case study for termites infesting Malaysian forests constitutes an important contribution. Various issues related to integrated and eco-friendly termite management in tropical conditions have been addressed comprehensively.  Potential role of microbes has also been discussed in detail in other chapters. The information contained under these chapters should help termite management in a way that natural resources can be used and maintained for the generations to come. Similarly, the chapter on physical barriers contributes a wealth of information that can be useful all over the world where termite is a problem. Emphasis has been laid on reviewing contribution of synthetic chemical insecticides in termite management. A separate chapter dealing with standard norms in wood protection constitute a significant step in this direction. A further chapter throws light on the potential of biotechnology as a tool in management. 


Termite Termiticides Natural enemies Sustainable management dual cellulolytic systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Md. Aslam Khan
    • 1
  • Wasim Ahmad
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceJazan UniversityJazanSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Zoology, Section of NematologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Termites and Sustainable Management
  • Book Subtitle Volume 2 - Economic Losses and Management
  • Editors Md. Aslam Khan
    Wasim Ahmad
  • Series Title Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection
  • Series Abbreviated Title Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-68725-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88646-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-68726-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 324
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Entomology
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