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Natural Enemies : An Introduction to Biological Control - Ann E. Hajek

Natural Enemies

An Introduction to Biological Control

Hardcover Published: 5th April 2004
ISBN: 9780521652957
Number Of Pages: 394

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Natural Enemies: An Introduction to Biological Control gives a thorough grounding in the biological control of arthropods, vertebrates, weeds, and plant pathogens through use of natural enemies. The book is intended for undergraduate students and others wishing to learn the basics of biological control. Ann Hajek discusses the reasons why biological control is used, and describes different use strategies and associated safety issues, as well as how best to integrate biological control with other types of pest management. She goes on to describe the basic biology of the different types of natural enemies, and gives examples of successful biological control programs. Throughout this book the ecological relationships that make control possible are emphasized and the major strategies for the use of different types of natural enemies detailed, with discussions of the specific conditions under which each strategy is successful in controlling pests.

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'... a nicely written and illustrated book on biological control ...' Journal of Insect Conservation 'It is a book that is designed to take the reader through the value, uses and approaches to biological control, emphasising each point with clearly described examples. And this it does very well indeed.' Leonard G. Copping, Pest Management Science 'The strength of the text, in my opinion, lies in the enthusiasm for the organisms, especially the entomophagous fungi with which Hajek is so familiar.' Ecology

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Why use natural enemies?
Introduction to biological control
Strategies for Using Natural Enemies
Classical biological control
Augmentation: inundative and inoculative biological control
Conservation and enhancement of natural enemies
Biological Control of Invertebrate and Vertebrate Pests
Ecological basis for use of predators, parasitoids and pathogens
Predators
Insect parasitoids: attack by aliens
Parasitic nematodes
Bacterial pathogens of invertebrates
Viral pathogens
Fungi and microsporidia
Biological Control of Weeds
Biology and ecology of agents used for biological control of weeds
Phytophagous invertebrates and vertebrates
Plant pathogens for controlling weeds
Biological Control of Plant Pathogens and Plant Parasitic Nematodes
Biology and ecology of antagonists
Microbial antagonists combating plant pathogens and plant parasitic nematodes
Biological Control: Concerns, Changes and Challenges
Safe biological control
Present uses of biological control
Glossary
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521652957
ISBN-10: 0521652952
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 5th April 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.68  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.04

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