Book 1996

Biological Control

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ISBN: 978-1-4612-8490-1 (Print) 978-1-4613-1157-7 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Origins and Scope of Biological Control

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-20

      Pest Origins, Pesticides, and the History of Biological Control

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      Pages 21-33

      Kinds of Biological Control Targets, Agents, and Methods

  3. A Review of the Organisms Employed as Agents of Biological Control

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-35

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      Pages 37-65

      Parasitoids and Predators of Arthropods and Molluscs

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      Pages 66-77

      Pathogens and Nematodes of Arthropods and Pathogens of Vertebrates

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      Pages 78-92

      Herbivores and Pathogens Used for Biological Weed Control

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      Pages 93-101

      Biological Control Agents for Plant Pathogens

  4. Methods for Biological Control Implementation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103

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      Pages 105-127

      Natural Enemy Conservation

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      Pages 128-157

      Introduction of New Natural Enemies: Principles

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      Pages 158-177

      Introduction of New Natural Enemies: Methods

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      Pages 178-200

      Augmentation of Parasitoids, Predators, and Beneficial Herbivores

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      Pages 201-234

      Augmentation of Pathogens and Nematodes

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      Pages 235-256

      Methods for Biological Control of Plant Pathogens

  5. Evaluation and Integration

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 257-257

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      Pages 259-295

      Natural Enemy Monitoring and Evaluation

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      Pages 296-306

      Integration of Biological Control into Pest Management Systems

  6. Natural Enemy Biology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 307-307

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      Pages 309-336

      Biology of Arthropod Parasitoids and Predators

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      Pages 337-353

      Biology and Dynamics of Pathogens

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      Pages 354-366

      Biology of Weed Control Agents

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      Pages 367-398

      Population Regulation Theory and Implications for Biological Control

  7. Additional Topics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 399-399

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      Pages 401-414

      The Role of Grower Education in Biological Control

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      Pages 415-423

      Governmental Policy and Biological Control

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