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Using natural enemies, predators or parasites of plant pests and other wise methods of pest control
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Detecting arthropod intraguild predation in the field

Detecting arthropod intraguild predation in the field | Natural Pest Control | Scoop.it
Picture: Mario Waldburger
The process of biological control carries a distinct risk that an alien biological control agent (BCA) will become established as an invasive alien species with an associated threat to the local ecosystem biodiversity.
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Arthropod symbioses: a neglected parameter in pest- and disease-control programmes

Arthropod symbioses: a neglected parameter in pest- and disease-control programmes | Natural Pest Control | Scoop.it

Arthropods are important players in biological control as pests, control agents and transmitters of invertebrate diseases, sais Alex Aebi.

Arthropods are important players in biological control as pests, control agents and transmitters of invertebrate diseases. Arthropods are frequently infected with one or several micro-organisms, serving as micro-ecosystems in which multiple interactions can take place. These micro-organisms include disease agents and symbiotic micro-organisms....

Zindel R, Gottlieb Y, Aebi A. (2011) Arthropod symbiosis, a neglected parameter in pest and disease control programs. Journal of Applied Ecology

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.01984.x

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