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IPM Handbook: Table of Contents
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Table of Contents

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Section I. Biological Control

Provides an overview of grasshopper biological control agents and discusses their potential as management tools.
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Section II. Chemical Control

Identifies available chemical insecticides, application methods, and rationale for selecting certain insecticides for grasshopper control. Since this chapter was written, new methods have been developed that reduce pesticide application rates, costs, and environmental concerns while retaining effectiveness (RAATs brochure).
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Important Note: Since this chapter was written, new methods have been developed that reduce pesticide load in the environment while retaining cost effectiveness. See Management section. Pesticide registrations change frequently. As of 2004, Acephate is no longer registered, while Dimilin is registered for grasshopper control on rangeland.

Section III. Environmental Monitoring and Evaluation

Examines the effects of grasshopper treatments on non-target organisms and the environment and includes monitoring techniques.
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Section IV. Modeling and Population Dynamics

Provides an overview of modeling of grasshopper populations and grasshopper population dynamics.
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Section V. Rangeland Management

Explains how various range-management techniques can affect grasshopper populations and why grazing systems are a factor in grasshopper management. Also see Management section.
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Section VI. Decision Support Tools

Provides “hands-on” management and grasshopper identification tools and decision support software. Economic threshold and survey sampling procedures also are discussed. Also see “CARMA Decision Support Software”
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Section VII. Future Directions

Presents an overview of key trends in and components of grasshopper IPM that need further study and development. 
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