Biological control and sustainable food production.

  title={Biological control and sustainable food production.},
  author={Jeffrey S. Bale and Joop C. van Lenteren and Franz Bigler},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={363 1492},
The use of biological control for the management of pest insects pre-dates the modern pesticide era. The first major successes in biological control occurred with exotic pests controlled by natural enemy species collected from the country or area of origin of the pest (classical control). Augmentative control has been successfully applied against a range of open-field and greenhouse pests, and conservation biological control schemes have been developed with indigenous predators and parasitoids… CONTINUE READING
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