Biological Control: Methods, Applications and Challenges


Lewis Davenport (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003030

Biological control is a plant protection strategy widely-used in horticultural cropping systems to regulate insect and mite pest populations on greenhouse-grown ornamentals and vegetables. The use of natural enemies in controlling the SWD has been researched in Chapter One. Chapter Two aims to recover the history and present the current status of the biological control of fruit flies of the genus Anastrepha and to show perspectives of the use of such method. Chapter Three discusses the advantages and issues affiliated with using natural enemies in conjunction with pesticides and provides insights on the practicality of using both plant protection strategies simultaneously. Chapter Four describes screening methods for candidate biocontrol agents, application methods and challenges associated with biological control of fungal pathogens by antagonistic microorganisms. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Biological Control of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera, Drosophilidae): State of the Art and Prospects
Flávio Roberto Mello Garcia, Jutiane Wollmann, Alexandra Peter Krüger, Daniele Cristine Hoffmann Schlesener and Cristiano Machado Teixeira

Chapter 2. Biological Control of Fruit Flies of the Genus Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae): Current Status and Perspectives
Flávio Roberto Mello Garcia, Andressa Lima de Brida, Liliane Nachtigall Martins, Lenon Morales Abeijon and Junir Antonio Lutinski

Chapter 3. Biological Control and Pesticides: Integration in Greenhouse Production Systems
Raymond A. Cloyd

Chapter 4. Biological Control of Fungal Diseases by Antagonistic Microorganisms
Ivana Potoènik and Svetlana Milijaševiæ-Marèiæ


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