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Using natural enemies, predators or parasites of plant pests and other wise methods of pest control
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Pest Information Wiki

Pest Information Wiki | Natural Pest Control | Scoop.it

A massive, new crop pest information open access database recently made its debut on the web. Known as the Pest Information Wiki, this broad and deep data source presents material on a variety of topics related to pests (i.e., insects), diseases, and weeds, and was organized and crafted by the Germany-based International Society for Pest Information (ISPI).

The ISPI Wiki, spearheaded and constructed by ISPI executive director B. Zelazny, currently provides access to well over 100,000 research publications and other pest related information sources, a breath-taking volume of historic information. Have an interest in the pernicious weed Mimosa pigra? A search instantaneously offers up dozens of page title or text matches; each found item displays the individual particulars such as: source, title, size, and date. Click on a chosen item and more information and further information is displayed, typically authors, abstract, source, and quite likely a link to additional sources.


Via IPMnet  NEWS   Issue #198          *         November 2012

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Role of molecular genetics in identifying ‘fine tuned’ natural enemies of the invasive Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius: a review

Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae), is a highly successful invasive species in the continental United States, Hawaiian archipelago, several Caribbean Islands, Australia, Bermuda, and a number...

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Management of Pest and Beneficial Insects Cotton Cropping Systems in Australia

Management of Pest and Beneficial Insects Cotton Cropping Systems in Australia | Natural Pest Control | Scoop.it

IndianJournals.com - A review is published on Exploitation of semiochemicals for the management of pest and beneficial insects with special emphasis on cotton cropping systems in Australia.


The paper examines semiochemicals, substances or mixtures of substances produced by one species that influence the behaviour of receptor organisms, from the perspective of their potential in a sustainable pest management context. Particular reference is made to Helicoverpa spp. and their natural enemies on cotton and to those chemical components derived from the inner tissues and organ surfaces of plants. The post-alightment behavioural sequence of insect pests such as Helicoverpa spp. which lay eggs on plants which are not a food source, includes the sensing of small quantities of many types of chemical substances that may include free amino acids, organic acids, sugars, secondary metabolites, vitamins, minerals, growth regulators, etc. Detection of these substances on the leaf or organ surfaces of the plant provides specific information to the female insect on plant health, physiology and nutrition that guides the insect to either accept or reject the plant for oviposition. Three behaviour manipulation methods for pest management have been identified as (1) a behaviour of the pest, (2) a means by which the behaviour is manipulated appropriately, and (3) a method that utilizes the behavioural manipulation method for the protection of the resource from the pest.


Mensah RK & Moore C (2012) Exploitation of semiochemicals for the management of pest and beneficial insects with special emphasis on cotton cropping systems in Australia: A Review.- Journal of Biological Control 2011(25)4 p. 253-269
Online ISSN : 2230-7281.



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Limited benefits of non-crop vegetation on spiders in Australian vineyards: regional or crop differences?

In crops, invertebrate natural enemies such as spiders have been documented as responding to non-crop vegetation at the local and landscape scales, particularly in northern Europe.

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