The Introduction of Natural Enemies for Pest Control in Glasshouses: Ecological Considerations

  • N. W. Hussey
  • N. E. A. Scopes
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 11)


Despite many widely held opinions to the contrary most pest problems are peculiar to individual glasshouses because infestations stem from contamination by survivors from earlier crops. This carryover occurs either because weeds remain as sources of infestation or because the pests survive as pupae in the soil or overwinter in cracks or crevices of the structure.


Biological Control Natural Enemy Spider Mite None None Cucumber Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. W. Hussey
    • 1
  • N. E. A. Scopes
    • 1
  1. 1.Entomology DepartmentGlasshouse Crops Research InstituteSussexEngland

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