Quality Control and Production of Biological Control Agents by J C van Lenteren

By J C van Lenteren

Using organic regulate brokers has been expanding around the world and there are actually many businesses mass-producing such organisms, relatively for the keep an eye on of insect pests. even though, there's a nice want for qc within the creation and use of those average enemies, which come with insect parasitoids and predators, fungi and viruses. This publication has been written by way of major scientists from Europe and North the United States to supply either history idea and functional information in this topic.

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2000). , 1997). As yet, not enough data exist to make a meaningful comparison of the relative learning ability of specialist and generalist parasitoids. In addition, most present data, with the exception of results from Cotesia species, include work on only distantly related species. Any comparison would risk erroneously attributing differences in learning to differences in diet breadth when in fact they are due to other factors, for example, differences in phylogeny (Papaj and Prokopy, 1989).

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