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Description - Enhancing Biological Control by Charles H. Pickett

Since 1988 an increasing number of field entomologists and farmers have recognized that conservation of natural enemies is important to effective biological control in many agricultural systems. This collection provides a comprehensive summary of recent findings on habitat manipulation to control pests. The text includes contributions from experts around the world: the United States, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, People's Republic of China, and Switzerland. Chapters cover habitat modification in such areas as fields, orchards, or vineyards, and along or near the perimeters of fields, including hedges or other uncultivated areas. General and specialist natural enemies are described in full, as are theoretical and practical issues. Experimental designs for studing enhancement come into play, and the editors include a modelling study that explores how the dispersal of natural enemies interacts with the positioning of refuges.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520213623
ISBN-10: 0520213629
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 421
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 17-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles H. Pickett

Charles H. Pickett is with the Biological Control Program, California Department of Food and Agriculture. Robert L. Bugg is with the Sustainable Agriculture and Research Program at the University of California, Davis.