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Cover for Biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean: information sources, organizations, types and approaches in biological control.

Biological control with arthropod natural enemies and microbial control agents has been applied since the year 1895 in Latin America and the Caribbean and is currently used on a very large scale. Sources about the history and current situation of biocontrol in this region were not easy to trace and ...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.; Luna, M. G.; Colmenarez, Y. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Dominica.

Introduction of two tachinid parasitoid species in 1951 for biocontrol of the sugarcane borer resulted in good control. Native and imported parasitoids were evaluated in the 1960s for control of fruit flies and noctuid moths on various fruits in Dominica, but none of them was effective. Several...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for General introduction.

This chapter provides information on Bactrocera as pests, as well as introducing their value as model organisms for broader scientific research. The discovery of Bactrocera tryoni in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2015, and the immediate steps done to control its spread are also outlined.

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
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Cover for Biological control in Belize.

Parasitoids were first introduced into Belize in 1969 for control of Anastrepha spp. fruit flies, but although this and other classical biocontrol attempts sometimes resulted in establishment, control was insufficient. During the same period, natural control of the West Indian cane fly was...

Author(s)
Sosa, E. E.; Blanco, F.; Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Mexico.

During the 1940s and 1950s, the number of native and exotic species of biocontrol agents used in Mexico amounted to 59 and most of these were parasitoids. Classical biocontrol was dominant and included control of hemipteran pests such as the woolly apple aphid, scales, citrus mealybugs, spittlebug, ...

Author(s)
Arredondo-Bernal, H. C.; Rodríguez-Vélez, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Nicaragua.

Biological control started in Nicaragua in 1957 with a study of parasitoids of the fall armyworm and augmentative releases of parasitoids and predators against pests in cotton. In the 1970s, cotton production was no longer profitable due to the high costs of frequent pesticide sprays. With...

Author(s)
Castillo, P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Peru.

In Peru, the first introduction of six species of beneficials occurred in 1904 for control of cotton white scale. By 1969, more than 20 other beneficial species had been imported for control of scales, aphids and lepidopterans in important crops. Many species established and still control pests...

Author(s)
Mujica, N.; Whu, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in the remaining Caribbean islands.

Biological control activities on 18 (groups of) Caribbean islands are summarized. Many natural enemies were introduced to these islands through Trinidad and Tobago up to 1980. Also, inter-island exchange of biocontrol agents took place. The majority of projects concerned classical biocontrol, while ...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van; Bueno, V. H. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Suriname.

Research on biological control in Suriname started in the 1910s with reports of native entomopathogenic fungi attacking pests in coffee, followed by native predators attacking pests in cotton in the 1920s. Many other native natural enemies of crop pests were identified in the period up to the 1970s ...

Author(s)
Sauers-Muller, A. van; Jagroep, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Trinidad and Tobago.

Since 1918, Trinidad and Tobago has been a rich source of biological control agents and has shipped numerous natural enemies both regionally and internationally. Successful classical biocontrol programmes using predominantly predators and parasitoids began in earnest in the 1970s, initially for ...

Author(s)
Khan, A.; Isaac, W. A. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
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