This biological control
strategy uses endemic atoxigenic A.
But for plums, the extent of the natural flora's potential for biological control
of fruit decay remains largely unknown.
maculata has demonstrated that the species has good probability for success as a commercially raised augmentative biological control
agent (Lucas et al.
The national BMSB research team will be aided in its planning for deployment and evaluation of a biological control
program for this pest.
One of integrated pest management measures is biological control
which is among the most efficient and saving methods.
is an endeavor fraught with difficulty, requiring much research, attention to detail and knowledge of local ecological parameters and the way they interact with one another.
Four insect species were approved for release as biological control
is a well-established field of applied ecology in which pest species are managed through the use of predators, parasites, pathogens, herbivores, or other natural mechanisms.
We are the first in our industry to offer farmers a truly comprehensive range of integrated crop solutions based on seeds, traits and combined chemical crop protection and biological control
," she adds.
of pests and insects is also a part of the programme.
Encouragingly, many California citrus growers have incorporated biological control
(biocontrol) -- the use of predaceous, parasitic or pathogenic organisms -- into their IPM programs.
Typically, these biological control
agents are insects that severely damage or kill the weed, leave useful plants alone, and restore the ecological balance between the weed and its environment," explains Walker Jones, who, in April 2010, completed a 5-year assignment as director of the Agricultural Research Service's European Biological Control
Laboratory (EBCL) near Montpellier, France.