biological control


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biological control

n.
Control of a usually nonindigenous pest by introducing an organism that is a predator, parasite, or pathogen of the pest species in its native environment. Also called biocontrol.

biological control

n
(Biology) the control of destructive organisms by the use of other organisms, such as the natural predators of the pests

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]

biological control

Controlling pests by biological not chemical means, as by introducing predators or, as with flies, sterilizing males.
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If parthenium has just arrived, regulators should facilitate the registration and promotion of biological control agents through classical and augmentative biological control efforts to prevent the weed becoming widespread.
HYDERABAD -- Viewing the ever-rising mosquito population as a threat to the human health, experts have suggested taking advantage of certain fish species as a method of 'biological control' of the insect.
japonicus entered North America, but genetic data indicate that the parasitoid did not escape from quarantine facilities where it is being studied as a potential classical biological control agent of H.
Mosquito fish are effective biological control mechanism against dengue as they are voracious eaters of mosquito larvae, Rosario said.
The suitability of entomopathogenic nematodes as biological control agents of specific target insects is affected by their level of infectivity and reproductive capacity.
Kenya will borrow from Brazil on the use of biological control to deal with the armyworm.
Addressing duck distribution ceremonies, Director Livestock Rawalpindi Ghulam Hussain Bhutta said the duck raising was not only helpful for the economic empowerment of rural women, but it could also be helpful in the biological control of bugs.
The spiders belongs to order Araneae are very robust and potent predators and they are also important biological control agents their predatory role towards insects and on other spiders, although a few large species also praying vertebrates.
Biological control is an element of an integrated pest management approach.
But for plums, the extent of the natural flora's potential for biological control of fruit decay remains largely unknown.

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