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Cover for Biological control: a global perspective.

This book contains 45 chapters divided into four sections, i.e. classical biocontrol programmes, inundative (or augmentative) biocontrol programmes (using nematodes, bacteria, fungi and viruses), conservation biocontrol programmes and networking in biocontrol. It describes the personal experiences...

Author(s)
Vincent, C.; Goettel, M. S.; Lazarovits, G.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control for insect pests in greenhouses: an unexpected success.

Crop protection in greenhouses became strongly chemically oriented in the 1950s. Rapid development of pesticide resistance initiated a search for alternatives. Presently, in greenhouse vegetables of northern Europe, most arthropod problems can be solved without the use of pesticides. This is the...

Author(s)
Lenteren, J. C. van
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Beauveria bassiana</i> for pine caterpillar management in the People's Republic of China.

Pine caterpillars are common forest pests in China, causing severe defoliation and economic loss. This story describes the 36-year history of a successful biological control programme using Beauveria bassiana for pine caterpillar management in China and the gradual development of an unusual but...

Author(s)
Li ZengZhi
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introductions of parasitoids to control the imported cabbageworm.

Three main parasitoids have been released against imported cabbageworm. Only Cotesia rubecula has been demonstrated experimentally to reduce pest populations, although life-table studies suggest that Cotesia glomerata is an important source of mortality in the USA. Population range of one native...

Author(s)
Driesche, R. van
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control of the cassava green mite in Africa: overcoming challenges to implementation.

Ten years after the discovery of the cassava green mite in Africa in the 1970s, the pest had a tremendous negative impact on cassava production across the continent. I address key questions and the remedial actions taken by an international team in the following chapter.

Author(s)
Yaninek, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The multicoloured Asian ladybird beetle: beneficial or nuisance organism?

The multicoloured Asian ladybird beetle is one of the most voracious and polyphagous coccinellid predators in the world. It has been introduced in North America as a biocontrol agent to help agriculture. This is the story of several unexpected problems that arose. Because of its polyphagy and...

Author(s)
Lucas, É.; Labrie, G.; Vincent, C.; Kovach, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A novel bacterium for control of grass grub.

The native New Zealand grass grub Costelytra zealandica is one of a few endemic species that have successfully made the switch from a native grassland habitat to the introduced grass and clover pastures. This chapter covers the discovery and commercialization of a microbial biopesticide for this...

Author(s)
Jackson, T. A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for How early discoveries about <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bacillus thuringiensis</i> prejudiced subsequent research and use.

Bacillus thuringiensis is the most successful and widely used microbial biological insecticide to date. Research has focused on the insecticidal properties of this bacterial group. As a result, its other potential roles may have been overlooked. This chapter examines what other ecological roles or...

Author(s)
Côté, J. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Development of resistance to the biopesticide <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki</i>.

Continued use of the microbial insecticide, Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki (Bt), ultimately depends on our ability to prevent resistance from developing in pest populations. Reports of Bt resistance in field pest populations have been infrequent and largely restricted to Plutella xylostella. In...

Author(s)
Janmaat, A. F.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Green Muscle<sup xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">TM</sup>, a fungal biopesticide for control of grasshoppers and locusts in Africa.

Locusts and grasshoppers are some of the most devastating insect pests known to mankind. This is the story of the formation of LUBILOSA, a consortium of agencies funded by numerous countries, whose mission was to develop a microbial control agent to fight these notorious pests. After 12 years and...

Author(s)
Langewald, J.; Kooyman, C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter

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