Handbook of Biological Control
Principles and Applications of Biological Control
- T. Fisher, University of California, Riverside, U.S.A.
- Thomas Bellows, University of California, Riverside, U.S.A.
- L. Caltagirone, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
- D. Dahlsten, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
- Carl Huffaker, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
- G. Gordh, Agricultural Research Service, Kika de la Garza Subtropical, Agricultural Research Center
For many years the use of chemical agents such as pesticides and herbicides has been effective in controlling the many varieties of pests that infest both agricultural crops and backyard gardens. However, these pests are gradually becoming resistant to these agents, because the agents themselves are acting as selective factors making the pests better and better able to resist and persist. As a result, the use of biological controlling agents is increasing. This book is a comprehensive and authoritative handbook of biological control.
Entomologists, plant scientists, crop scientists, agricultural scientists, and individual researchers involved in the practical application of knowledge in related fields.