An Ecological and Societal Approach to Biological Control

An Ecological and Societal Approach to Biological Control

Paperback(Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048171088
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/19/2010
Series: Progress in Biological Control , #2
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. 1. Concepts and visions of biological control. 2. Socioeconomic significance of biological control. 3. Biological control in organic production: first choice or last option? 4. Food consumption, risk perception and alternative production technologies. 5. Education in biological control at the university level at KVL. 6. Implementation of biological control and IPM in Dutch horticulture. 7. Biocontrol in protected crops: is lack of biodiversity a limiting factor? 8. The soil as a reservoir for antagonists to plant diseases. 9. The soil as a reservoir for natural enemies of pest insects and mites with emphasis on fungi and nematodes. 10. Degeneration of entomogenous fungi. 11. Biological control of mosquitoes: management of the Upper Rhine mosquito population as a model programme. 12. Biological control of scarabs and weevils in Christmas trees and greenery plantations. 13. An integrated approach to biological control of plant diseases and weeds in Europe. 14. Potential health problems due to exposure in handling and using biological control agents. 15. Harmonia axyridis: A succesful biocontrol agent or an invasive threat ? Index.

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