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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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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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Entomopathogenic Nematodes - Implementation into Crop Production Systems

Thirty years ago, the idea of using nematodes to control pest populations was vague promise held by the handful of researchers working with these obscure insect parasites. Today, they are no longer a laboratory curiosity but have begun to gain acceptance as environmentally benign alternatives to chemical insecticides.

A hundred different laboratories explore these nematodes and their bacterial symbionts in more than 60 countries from every inhabited continent. Worldwide examples of use of entomopathogenic nematodes in crop production systems show effectiveness against pests that were once thought impossible to control.


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Laznik Ž & Trdan S (2011) Entomopathogenic Nematodes (Nematoda: Rhabditida) in Slovenia: From Tabula Rasa to Implementation into Crop Production Systems.- Insecticides – Advances in Integrated Pest Management, Rijeka: InTech, 2011; p. 626-656.


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Torymus sinensis: a viable management option for the biological control of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Europe?

Torymus sinensis: a viable management option for the biological control of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Europe? | Natural Pest Control | Scoop.it
The chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus is a global pest of chestnut (Castanea spp). Established as a pest in the mid-twentieth century in Japan, Korea and North America, this species was first reported in Europe in 2002.
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