A critical evaluation of augmentative biological control

@article{Collier2004ACE,
  title={A critical evaluation of augmentative biological control},
  author={Timothy R. Collier and Robert A. Van Steenwyk},
  journal={Biological Control},
  year={2004},
  volume={31},
  pages={245-256}
}

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