Natural Enemies An Introduction to Biological Control
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Description: Natural Enemies: An Introduction to Biological Control gives a thorough grounding in the biological control of arthropods, vertebrates, weeds, and plant pathogens through use of natural enemies. The book is intended for undergraduate students and others wishing to learn the basics of biological control. Ann Hajek discusses the reasons why biological control is used, and describes different use strategies and associated safety issues, as well as how best to integrate biological control with other types of pest management. She goes on to describe the basic biology of the different types of natural enemies, and gives examples of successful biological control programs. Throughout this book the ecological relationships that make control possible are emphasized and the major strategies for the use of different types of natural enemies detailed, with discussions of the specific conditions under which each strategy is successful in controlling pests.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/12/2004
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
ANN HAJEK is Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University.
|Why use natural enemies?|
|Introduction to biological control|
|Strategies for Using Natural Enemies|
|Classical biological control|
|Augmentation: inundative and inoculative biological control|
|Conservation and enhancement of natural enemies|
|Biological Control of Invertebrate and Vertebrate Pests|
|Ecological basis for use of predators, parasitoids and pathogens|
|Insect parasitoids: attack by aliens|
|Bacterial pathogens of invertebrates|
|Fungi and microsporidia|
|Biological Control of Weeds|
|Biology and ecology of agents used for biological control of weeds|
|Phytophagous invertebrates and vertebrates|
|Plant pathogens for controlling weeds|
|Biological Control of Plant Pathogens and Plant Parasitic Nematodes|
|Biology and ecology of antagonists|
|Microbial antagonists combating plant pathogens and plant parasitic nematodes|
|Biological Control: Concerns, Changes and Challenges|
|Safe biological control|
|Present uses of biological control|