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Biological Control
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Biological control of insect pests, plant pathogens and weeds, is the only major alternative to the use of pesticides in agriculture and forestry. As with all technologies, there are benefits and risks associated with their utilization. This book is the outcome of a unique gathering of specialists to discuss and debate the benefits and risks associated with biological control. After intensive interaction it was concluded that we must place greater emphasis on the benefits, while not ignoring the potential risks. The authors address the various techniques and approaches used in biological control, including state-of-the-art reports and economic and risk analyses. The book will be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students in academia and industry in biotechnology, agriculture, forestry and environmental sciences.


‘… this book is a must for anyone working in the field of biological control and involved in the discussions on achieving a larger impact with biological control methods in the world-wide control of pests and diseases.’

Peter H. Smits Source: Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata

‘… an excellent addition to the Plant and Microbial Biotechnology Research Series ...The coverage and balance of this book is commendable … a well-edited book and is highly recommended to students, teachers and researchers in the fields of biology, crop production, pest management and environmental studies.’

J. L. Garraway Source: Biological Agriculture and Horticulture

‘This comprehensive hard cover book was prepared to cover fundamental as well as applied aspects of biological control. This goal was achieved … it is a very useful text for students of biological control.’

Harry A. J. Hoitink Source: Journal of Environmental Quality

‘ … the editors have done a commendable job in drawing together a broader range of topics than are commonly found in texts on biological control … this book certainly deserves a place on bookshelves of scientists involved in biological control research.’

Nick Mills Source: Bulletin of Entomological Research

‘… there is much of relevance for plant pathologists in this book, and, perhaps, a glimpse into the future …’.

H. C. Evans Source: Plant Pathology

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