Resources to Implement Biological Control in Greenhouses

  • Robert J. Jacobson
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 276)


Pest control strategies available to growers, and the factors which influence their choice, are examined to determine whether low pesticide input systems offer a realistic option in commercial horticulture. It is concluded that biological control programs alone are rarely acceptable in glasshouse crops due to their complex management and the consequences of failure. However, integrated pest management (IPM) based largely on biological techniques with only minimal use of selective pesticides is an attractive option. Future developments, which could accelerate the acceptance of IPM, are discussed.


Biological Control Integrate Pest Management Biological Control Program Western Flower Thrips Integrate Pest Management Programme 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. Jacobson
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  1. 1.Horticulture Research InternationalCawood, SelbyUK

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