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Predicting the Risk from Biological Control Agent Introductions: A New Zealand Approach

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Since the publication of Silent Spring (Carson 1963) there has been increasing demand to reduce the amount of agricultural pesticides used. This need has been further supported by the development of increasing levels of pesticide resistance, and the market advantages for products from “sustainable” agricultural systems. Classical biological control, where a predator, parasite, or pathogen is imported to control a weed or pest, is one obvious alternative to pesticides and has often been promoted as environmentally safe (e.g., DeBach and Rosen 1991).

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  • Biological Control
  • Native Species
  • Host Range
  • Plant Protection
  • Biological Control Agent

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Barratt, B.I.P., Ferguson, C.M., Goldson, S.L., Phillips, C.M., Hannah, D.J. (2000). Predicting the Risk from Biological Control Agent Introductions: A New Zealand Approach. In: Follett, P.A., Duan, J.J. (eds) Nontarget Effects of Biological Control. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4577-4_5

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