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Prospects for Biological Control of Plant Feeding Mites and Other Harmful Organisms

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  • Resources for biological control of plant feeding mites, small insects and flies
  • Long-term investigations on the practical use of predatory mites targeting pest mites are documented
  • Updated evaluation of the gaps in the development of new biological control agents
  • Comprehensive and updated analyses of the potential of several groups of potential biological control agents of mites and some small harmful insects

Part of the book series: Progress in Biological Control (PIBC, volume 19)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)


About this book

The history of biological control of harmful organisms by mites is marked by outstanding achievements with a few premiere natural enemies. Early works concentrated on the use of predatory mites for the control of synanthropic flies, More recently, the focus has been mostly on mites of the family Phytoseiidae for the control of plant feeding mites. This is an important family of acarine predators of plant pest mites, which are effectively used in agriculture worldwide. Besides the vast knowledge in several species in this family, there are as well many opportunities for biological control, represented in an array of organisms and through the improvement of management techniques, which are constantly explored by researchers worldwide. This has resulted in an increasing interest in predatory mite species within the families Stigmaeidae, Ascidae, Laelapidae, Rhodacaroidea, Macrochelidae, Erythraeidae and Cheyletidae, among others. This book will compile important developments with predatory mite species within these families, which are emerging as important tools for integrated pest management. New developments with predatory insects and pathogenic organisms attacking mites will also be a subject of this book. Finally, the potential and gaps in knowledge in biological control of acarine plant pests will be addressed.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Entomology and Nematology Tropical Research and Education Center, University of Florida - IFAS, Homestead, USA

    Daniel Carrillo, Jorge E. Peña

  • Departamento de Entomologia e Acarologia, Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz, Universidade de São Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil

    Gilberto José de Moraes

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Prospects for Biological Control of Plant Feeding Mites and Other Harmful Organisms

  • Editors: Daniel Carrillo, Gilberto José de Moraes, Jorge E. Peña

  • Series Title: Progress in Biological Control

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-15041-3Published: 13 May 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-38069-8Published: 17 October 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-15042-0Published: 30 April 2015

  • Series ISSN: 1573-5915

  • Series E-ISSN: 2543-0076

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 328

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Entomology, Agriculture, Plant Pathology

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