Enhancing Biological Control: Habitat Management to Promote Natural Enemies of Agricultural Pests / Edition 1

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Overview

Over the past ten years an increasing number of field entomologists and farmers have recognized that conservation of natural enemies is important to effective biological control in many agricultural systems. This collection addresses an important gap in the biological control literature by providing the first comprehensive summary of recent findings on habitat manipulation to control pests. Enhancing Biological Control includes contributions from experts around the world: the United States, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, People's Republic of China, and Switzerland. Chapters cover habitat modification in such areas as fields, orchards, or vineyards, and along or near the perimeters of fields, including hedges or other uncultivated areas. Generalist and specialist natural enemies are described in full, as are theoretical and practical issues. Experimental designs for studying enhancement come into play, and the editors include a modeling study that explores how the dispersal of natural enemies interacts with the positioning of refuges. This volume is an invaluable source of information to researchers, progressive farmers, and agricultural consultants.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520213623
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 11/20/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 421
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles H. Pickett is with the Biological Control Program, California Department of Food and Agriculture. Robert L. Bugg is with the Sustainable Agriculture and Research Program at the University of California, Davis.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Enhancing Biological Control - Habitat Management to Promote Natural Enemies of Agricultural Pests 1
The Importance of Movement in the Response of Natural Enemies to Habitat Manipulation 25
Weedy Plant Species and Their Beneficial Arthropods: Potential for Manipulation in Field Crops 49
Biological Control of Aphids in Lettuce Using In-Field Insectaries 73
Parasitoid Activity and Plant Species Composition in Intercropped Systems 85
Enhancement of Predation Through Within-Field Diversification 121
Natural Regulation at the Farm Level 161
The Role of Spiders and Their Conservation in the Agroecosystem 211
Natural and Artificial Shelter to Enhance Arthropod Biological Control Agents 239
Habitat Management for Biological Control, Examples from China 255
The Role of Experimentation in the Development of Enhancement Strategies 271
Measuring the Impact of a Natural Enemy Refuge: The Prune Tree/Vineyard Example 297
Spiders and Vineyard Habitat Relationships in Central California 311
Farmscaping in California: Managing Hedgerows, Roadside and Wetland Plantings, and Wild Plants for Biointensive Pest Management 339
Within-field and Border Refugia for the Enhancement of Natural Enemies 375
Index 405
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