The ecology of agricultural pests biochemical approaches

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  • Agricultural pests -- Biological control,
  • Biological pest control agents

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Statementedited by W.O.C. Symondson, J.E. Liddell.
SeriesThe Systematics Association special volume series ;, 53, Systematics Association special volume ;, no. 53.
ContributionsSymondson, W. O. C., Liddell, J. Eryl., Systematics Association.
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LC ClassificationsSB975 .E28 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 517 p. :
Number of Pages517
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Open LibraryOL825756M
ISBN 100412621908
LC Control Number95083581
OCLC/WorldCa35137068

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These two volumes by the same author now present a world-wide coverage of the. Biological control – utilizing a population of natural enemies to seasonally or permanently suppress pests – is not a new concept. The cottony cushion scale, which nearly destroyed the citrus industry of California, was controlled by an introduced predatory insect in the s.

Accelerated invasions by insects and spread of weedy non-native plants in the last century have increased the. This multistate project has done the reverse, harnessing the intellectual breadth of chemical ecology practitioners and to focus their interests on agricultural pests and pollinators.

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Ecology is the study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environment. An insect's environment may be described by physical factors such as temperature, wind, humidity, light, and biological factors such as other members of the species, food sources, natural enemies, and competitors (organisms using the same space or food source).

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