biocontrol


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bi·o·con·trol

 (bī′ō-kən-trōl′)
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biocontrol

(ˈbaɪəʊkənˌtrəʊl)
n
the use of one living thing to control another
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biolog′ical control′


n.
the control of pests by interference with their ecological status, as by introducing a natural enemy or a pathogen into the environment. Also called biocontrol.
[1920–25]
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Hence crop production and diseases management have to be achieved with fewer detrimental inputs or through biofertilizers and biocontrol agents (BCA) is important for improving and sustaining the crop productivity (Roberts et al.
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In response to this growing ecological concern, biocontrol programs have been initiated in an effort to alleviate the ecological impact imposed on freshwater ecosystems.