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CAB Reviews

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Commercial mass rearing of entomophagous insects on artificial diets has been a goal for five decades, and economical production of biological control agents is desperately sought because of mounting needs for environmentally safe pest management methods. Yet, there is still no commercial...

Cohen, A. C.; Nordlund, D. A.; Smith, R. A.
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Biocontrol News and Information, 1999, 20, 3, pp 85N-90N

Trichogramma spp. are the most widely studied and used parasitoids for augmentative releases in the world. Large private or government owned insectaries for mass rearing Trichogramma spp. have been established in many countries and considerable experience in the production of these parasitoids has...

Greenberg, S. M.; Nordlund, D. A.; King, E. G.
Biocontrol News and Information, 1996, 17, 3, pp 51N-60N

The term "biological control" means different things to different people. The lack of a common definition and conceptual model is hindering the discussion and implementation of biological control techniques. The existence of conflicting definitions also has the potential for causing a regulatory...

Nordlund, D. A.
Biocontrol News and Information, 1996, 17, 2, pp 35N-44N

The genus Chrysoperla contains several important predatory biological control agents that can be used in augmentation programmes. Because they are generalist predators, they can be used in a wide variety of agricultural situations. There is significant potential for commercialization of Chrysoperla ...

Wang, R.; Nordlund, D. A.
Biocontrol News and Information, 1994, 15, 4, pp 51N-57N

The widespread use of inoculative and inundative releases of predators and parasitoids for biological control of arthropod pests is constrained by a limited ability to produce the large numbers of high quality arthropods required. The ability to produce large numbers of predators and parasitoids...

Nordlund, D. A.; Greenberg, S. M.
Biocontrol News and Information, 1994, 15, 4, pp 45N-50N