Biological Control: (Cabi International) by C Vincent, M S Goettel, G Lazarovitz

By C Vincent, M S Goettel, G Lazarovitz

Organic regulate, the administration of pests by means of dwelling organisms, has an extended historical past of software to agriculture around the globe. although, the powerful use of valuable organisms is restricted via environmental, felony, and financial regulations, forcing researchers to undertake more and more multi-disciplinary suggestions on the way to install winning organic keep watch over courses. it's this advanced procedure, together with the frame of mind and the social atmosphere of the researcher in addition to the technology being pursued, that this booklet seeks to catch. Chapters display the reviews of scientists from the preliminary look for appropriate regulate brokers, to their liberate into ecosystems and at last to the helpful results which exhibit the good good fortune of organic keep an eye on throughout various agro-ecosystems. Drawing jointly old views and techniques utilized in the advance of organic keep an eye on in addition to outlining present debates surrounding terminology and differential options, organic keep watch over: an international viewpoint can be a worthy source.

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Predatory mites of the family Phytoseiidae were prime targets right from the start, given their well-known association with spider mites around the world (Yaninek and Moraes, 1991). , 1986), and virtually a blank slate for species in Africa (Yaninek and Herren, 1988). Our remedy was to survey the common phytoseiid mite predators found associated with cassava in the neotropics and Africa, to serve as a guide in selecting candidate biological control agents and help distinguish introduced species in Africa from the background mite fauna.

Figs A to H. Purple loosestrife is a European perennial plant that was introduced into the New World almost two centuries ago and is considered a serious weed of wetlands. Public involvement in the rearing and re-distribution of the introduced biological control agents helped in successful classical biological control of this invasive weed (Chapter 11). A. Adult and B. larval Galerucella calmariensis on a purple loosestrife. C and D. Homeowners rearing Galerucella in their backyards. (Photo by Jack and Bev Mompson).

And Elkinton, J. (2003b) Assessment of risk posed by introduced braconid wasps to Pieris virginiensis, a native woodland butterfly in New England. Biological Control 26, 83–93. D. (1992) Distribution and occurrence of Cotesia rubecula (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasite of Artogeia rapae in Washington and Oregon. Journal of Economic Entomology 85, 739–742. J. P. (2002) Field evaluation of Cotesia rubecula (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), an introduced parasitoid of Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) in New Zealand.

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