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CTA. 1997. Biological control. Spore 69. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Biological control by Roy G van Driesche and Thomas S. Bellows, Jr 1996 539pp price UKL55 00 ISBN 0 412 02861 1 Chapman & Hall, 2 - 6 Boundary Row, London SE 1 8HN, UK
This book provides readers with an in-depth exploration of how biological control functions and how it can be safely employed to solve pest problems and enhance nature conservation. It covers the principles behind biological control techniques and their implementation, and incorporates practical examples from the biological control of a variety of pests. It contains detailed chapters on conserving natural enemies through environmental management, importation of new natural enemies for control of pests, augmentation of natural enemies through rearing and release, and the development and application of pathogens as biopesticides. The volume features a special chapter on techniques for evaluating the population effects of natural enemies on their target pests and new materials on frequently neglected aspects of biological control such as the influence of governmental policy, the role of extension agents, and the use of biological control of a wide range of pests, from invertebrates to weeds, vertebrates and plant diseases. Other parts of the work discuss the range of natural enemies used in biological control and the history of using biological methods for the control of pests. Biological control offers environmentalists, conservationists, agriculturists and policy administrators a resource which is distinctive in its breadth of coverage and its integration of taxa. Biological control by Roy G van Driesche and Thomas S. Bellows, Jr 1996 539pp price UKL55 00 ISBN 0 412 02861 1 Chapman & Hall, 2 - 6 Boundary Row, London SE 1 8HN, UK