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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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Lexicon of Sustainability: Biodiversity vs. monoculture

Lexicon of Sustainability: Biodiversity vs. monoculture | Natural Pest Control | Scoop.it

Rick Knoll, an organic farmer with Ph.D in Organic Chemistry, noted: This is the first in a weekly installment of images from Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton's Lexicon of Sustainability. We'll be running one image every Friday this winter, so stay tuned!

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Chestnut Extracts in Managing Soilborne Plant Pathogens

Hao JJ et al. (2012) studied antimicrobial activity of chestnut extracts for potential use in managing plant pathogens.

Chestnut extracts were studied for antimicrobial activity against selected microorganisms, including plant pathogens. Most test microorganisms were inhibited by the extracts at different effective concentrations for 50% growth inhibition (EC50). Pseudomonas fluorescens was the most sensitive, Phytophthora cambivora was one of the least inhibited, and Cryphonectria parasitica was not inhibited.

Extracts of the Japanese × European chestnut (Castanea crenata × C. sativa) ‘Colossal’ showed a greater inhibition than those of wild trees of the Chinese species (C. mollissima).

Pellicle and shell tissue reduced radish scab disease caused by Streptomyces scabies in the greenhouse.



Hao JJ et al. (2012) Antimicrobial Activity of Chestnut Extracts for Potential Use in Managing Soilborne Plant Pathogens.- Plant Disease, Volume 96, Issue 3, Page 354-360, March 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-11-0169

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The role of biological control in wildlands

Use of classical biological control in wildlands is a form of planned, beneficial invasion and its effective use requires careful integration of conservation biologists and biological control scientists to define ecological goals for projects and to investigate and judge the potential safety of biological control agents proposed for release.
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