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Rastrococcus invadens became a serious pest of (especially) mango and citrus in West Africa in the 1980s. Economic losses were high, with mango yields often reduced by 50-90%, and pest infestations also caused social and cultural problems. Surveys for natural enemies were conducted in India and...

Author(s)
Moore, D.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 2004, 25, 1, pp 17N-27N

Grass is the most widely grown and valuable crop in UK agriculture. Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne), the most common species sown, is often heavily attacked by a complex of stem boring Diptera, with Oscinella spp. and Geomyza tripunctata the most important. The biology of the stem borers is...

Author(s)
Moore, D.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1995, 16, 1, pp 7N-20N

An account is given of the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei, and its natural enemies, with emphasis on biological control against the pest. Early biological control attempts using a bethylid parasitoid, Prorops nasuta, were not very successful, but recent programmes have utilized new...

Author(s)
Murphy, S. T.; Moore, D.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1990, 11, 2, pp 107-117

The natural enemies used against mealybugs (Pseudococcidae) in biological control programmes are reviewed and summarized. Parasitoids have been the most successful agents, especially those of the family Encyrtidae, and have given complete control of a number of major pseudococcid pests. Despite the ...

Author(s)
Moore, D.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1988, 9, 4, pp 209-225