Biological Control

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 29, 1996 - Science - 539 pages
This text provides readers with an in-depth exploration of how biological control functions and how it can be safely employed to solve pest problems and enhance nature conservation. It covers the principles behind biological control techniques and their implementation, and incorporates practical examples from the biological control of a variety of pests. It contains detailed chapters on conserving natural enemies through environmental management, importation of new natural enemies for control of pests, augmentation of natural enemies through rearing and release, and the development and application of pathogens and biopesticides.

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Contents

PEST ORIGINS PESTICIDES AND THE HISTORY
3
KINDS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL TARGETS
21
A REVIEW OF THE ORGANISMS EMPLOYED
35
Insects Predacious on Arthropods
53
Arachnids Predacious on Arthropods
60
PATHOGENS AND NEMATODES OF ARTHROPODS
66
HERBIVORES AND PATHOGENS USED
78
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS FOR PLANT
93
Developing and Using Beneficial Species
255
EVALUATION AND INTEGRATION
257
INTEGRATION OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL INTO
296
Integrating Natural Enemies into Pest Management Systems
303
BIOLOGY OF ARTHROPOD PARASITOIDS
309
Host Patch Exploitation and Abandonment Patterns
316
Overcoming Host or Prey Defenses
325
Learning by Natural Enemies
331

METHODS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL
103
Outcomes of Biological Control Programs
134
Processing Material in Quarantine
166
Field Colonization Procedures
172
AUGMENTATION OF PARASITOIDS PREDATORS
178
AUGMENTATION OF PATHOGENS
201
Storage and Shipping
214
Product Development
225
METHODS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF PLANT
235
Augmentation
244
BIOLOGY AND DYNAMICS OF PATHOGENS
337
BIOLOGY OF WEED CONTROL AGENTS
354
IMPLICATIONS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL
367
ADDITIONAL TOPICS
399
GOVERNMENT POLICY AND BIOLOGICAL
415
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN SUPPORT OF NATURE
424
FUTURE PROSPECTS
444
INDEX
522
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