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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
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Cover for Adventures in biocontrol.

Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus and Captain James Cook were explorers who left their mark in history, not only because they travelled into unknown territories but also because they returned home to write about their fascinating adventures. They faced many obstacles and not infrequently suffered...

Author(s)
Lazarovits, G.; Goettel, M. S.; Vincent, C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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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 The biocontrol network: a Canadian example of the importance of networking.

The Canadian government invested over CA$6 million during 2001-2006 in a primarily academic research network aimed at developing biologically based pest management methodologies for contained ecosystems (greenhouses, tree nurseries and managed forest stands). The Biocontrol Network achieved a...

Author(s)
Schwartz, J. L.; Campbell, W.; Laprade, R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Search for biological control agents of invasive Mediterranean snails.

Molluscs are the worst agricultural invertebrate pest after insects, with slugs attacking grain and horticultural crops across the world and snails causing large losses in rice culture and citrus farms. Four species of introduced Mediterranean snails have become serious pests in Australia. This...

Author(s)
Coupland, J.; Baker, G.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for From chemical to biological control in Canadian greenhouse crops.

By creation of excellent partnerships that brought together Canadian researchers, biological control companies and greenhouse grower organizations, the Canadian greenhouse industry has almost completely transitioned from total chemical control to a balance of biological control and integrated pest...

Author(s)
Shipp, L.; Elliott, D.; Gillespie, D.; Brodeur, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter

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