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The state of commercial augmentative biological control: plenty of natural enemies, but a frustrating lack of uptake
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Augmentative biological control is in a critical phase, even though during the past decades it has moved from a cottage industry to professional production, and ways to increase application are explored. Expand
Biological control using invertebrates and microorganisms: plenty of new opportunities
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This paper pleads in the short term for a pragmatic form of agriculture that is adaptable, non-dogmatic and combines the sustainability gain from all types of agriculture and pest management methods, and proposes to move to “conscious agriculture”. Expand
A greenhouse without pesticides: fact or fantasy?
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Integrated management of pests and diseases without conventional chemical pesticides is a goal that will be realised for most of the important vegetables in Europe within a decade, and is increasingly used in ornamentals. Expand
Success in Biological Control of Arthropods by Augmentation of Natural Enemies
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Augmentative biological control, where natural enemies are periodically introduced, is commercially applied over large areas in various cropping systems worldwide for reasons of efficacy and costs, which are comparable with conventional chemical control. Expand
Nectar exploitation by herbivores and their parasitoids is a function of flower species and relative humidity.
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The results from the accessibility bioassay suggest that flowers where nectar is not accessible can have a negative impact on insect survival presumably by stimulating foraging without providing accessible nectar. Expand
Sugar resources are vital for Diadegma semiclausum fecundity under field conditions
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It is underline that access to carbohydrate-rich food can be indispensable to parasitoid fecundity and stress the importance of providing suitable nectar sources as an integral part of biological control programs. Expand
Variation In Plant Volatiles and Attraction Of The ParasitoidDiadegma semiclausum(Hellén)
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Study of responses of Diadegma semiclausum, a parasitoid of the diamondback moth, to inter- and intraspecific variation in odor blends of crucifers and a non-crucifer species found it to discriminate based on subtle differences in volatile composition of odor blends from infested and uninfested plants. Expand
Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops
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The most important viruses emerging in economically important vegetable greenhouse crops including pepper, tomato and cucurbit species are described. Expand
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