Conservation Biological Control by Pedro A. Barbosa

By Pedro A. Barbosa

This quantity is a complete therapy of ways the rules of ecology and conservation biology can be utilized to maximise organic keep an eye on. Conservation organic keep an eye on provides a number of ability to switch or manage the surroundings to reinforce the actions of usual enemies of pests. It establishes a conceptual hyperlink among ecology and the rural use of brokers for organic keep watch over, and discusses either theoretical concerns in addition to functional administration matters. sure to be fascinating to ecologists and entomologists, this quantity also will entice scientists, college, researchers and scholars attracted to pest administration, horticulture, plant sciences, and agriculture. Key beneficial properties * comprises chapters by means of a world group of major specialists * Establishes a conceptual hyperlink among ecology and the rural use of brokers for organic regulate * Discusses either theoretical matters in addition to useful administration matters * offers particular examples of the way conservation ideas are used to maximise the organic regulate of pests

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Alternatively, conservation biological control may involve reliance on or manipulations of unmanaged habitats (or managed refuges) in the landscape of the agroecosystem to compensate for the discontinuous crop pattem (see Colorado potato beetle example in Chapter 7, Section II). P. Barbosa 42 Spatial and tenqwral crop patterns may determine what resoura^ are available or lacking to natural enemies and thus what conditions or resources must be compensated for by implemented conservation biological control tacti cs.

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