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- Author(s)Roy van Driesche,Thomas S. Bellows
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication19/09/2011
- GenreLife Sciences: General
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content NoteXIV, 539 p.
- Weight831 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Edition StatementSoftcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
- Table Of ContentsPreface. Section I: Origins and scope of biological control. Pest origins, pesticides and the history of biological control. Kinds of biological control targets, agents, and methods. Section II: A review of the organisms employed as agents of biological control. Parasitoids and predators of anthropods and molluscs. Pathogens and nematodes of arthropods, and pathogens of vertebrates. Herbivores and pathogens used for biological weed control. Biological control agents for plant pathogens. Section III: Methods for biological control implementation. Natural enemy conservation. Introduction of new natural enemies: principles. Introduction of new natural enemies: methods. Augmentation of parasitoids, predators, and beneficial herbivores. Augmentation of pathogens and nematodes. Methods for biological control of plant pathogens. Section IV: Evaluation and intergration. Natural enemy monitoring and evaluation. Intergration of biological control into pest management systems. Section V: Natural enemy biology. Biology of arthropod parasitoids and predators. Biology and dynamics of pathogens. Biology of weed control agents. Section VI: Additional topics. Population regulation theory and implications for biological control. The role of grower education in biological control. Government policy and biological control. Biological control in support of nature conservation. Future prospects. References cited. Index.
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