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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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The history of genetic improvement of arthropod natural enemies is reviewed briefly and I describe the successful genetic improvement and deployment in California almond orchards of a pesticide-resistant predatory mite. Lessons learned from our efforts to deploy this and other natural enemies in...

Author(s)
Hoy, M. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 058, pp 12 pp.

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...

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

In the USSR biological pest control methods are being increasingly used. Entomophagous arthropods account for around 70% of the natural enemies used. Egg parasitoids of the genus Trichogramma and the larval parasitoid Bracon hebetor are the species most commonly used, against lepidopterous pests,...

Author(s)
Khloptseva, R. I.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1991, 12, 3, pp 243-246