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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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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.
Aenasius bambawalei (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) is an effective parasitoid of mealybug and has been the backbone of the biological control program of cotton mealybug in Pakistan, but its multiplication for inundative releases has been impacted by a hyperparasitoid, Promuscidea unfasciativentris Girault (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae: Eriaporinae).
Due to specific niche requirements and the apparent exploitation of leaf mines by these parasitoid species, it is doubtful they will attack species being considered for biological control of Chinese tallowtree.
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.
CSIRO, NSW Department of Primary Industries and the Invasive Animals CRC have put in years of work to assess this biological control measure, the carp herpes virus, to put a stop to the pest.
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.
Biological Control in Plant Protection: A Color Handbook, 2nd Edition
One of integrated pest management measures is biological control which is among the most efficient and saving methods.

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