Biological Control: Benefits and Risks of Classical Biological Control

@inproceedings{Greathead1995BiologicalCB,
  title={Biological Control: Benefits and Risks of Classical Biological Control},
  author={D. Greathead},
  year={1995}
}
Introduction Biological control by introduction and permanent establishment of exotic natural enemies of pests has been practised for over 100 years. Although a few introductions of beneficial insects had been made earlier, the introduction of an Australian ladybird ( Rodolia cardinalis Mulsant) into California to control the cottony cushion scale ( Icerya purchasi Maskell) on citrus in 1888–9 (Caltagirone and Doutt, 1989), is generally considered to mark the beginning of the practice of… Expand
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