Biological Control

Front Cover
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - 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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

KINDS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL TARGETS
21
A REVIEW OF THE ORGANISMS EMPLOYED
35
PATHOGENS AND NEMATODES OF ARTHROPODS
66
Pathogens of Pest Vertebrates
77
Fungal Pathogens
89
Leaf Pathogens
95
Summary
101
Outcomes of Biological Control Programs
134
EVALUATION AND INTEGRATION
257
Evaluation of Population Effects of Natural Enemies
264
Simulation Models and the Evaluation of Natural Enemies
293
Combinations of Factors and Their Integration
300
NATURAL ENEMY BIOLOGY
307
Host Patch Exploitation and Abandonment Patterns
316
Overcoming Host or Prey Defenses
325
Learning by Natural Enemies
331

Processing Material in Quarantine
166
Field Colonization Procedures
172
AUGMENTATION OF PARASITOIDS PREDATORS
178
Cost
184
Storage and Shipping
190
Market Development and Continuity
196
Production
204
Storage and Shipping
214
Product Development
225
METHODS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF PLANT
235
Augmentation
244
Developing and Using Beneficial Species
255
BIOLOGY AND DYNAMICS OF PATHOGENS
337
BIOLOGY OF WEED CONTROL AGENTS
354
POPULATION REGULATION THEORY
367
HostParasitoid Systems
375
HostPathogen Systems
390
Implications for Biological Control
397
Training Media
408
Communicating with Environmental Groups
414
Pest Management Policies
420
FUTURE PROSPECTS
444
INDEX
522
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information