biocontrol

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biocontrol

[‚bī·ō·kən′trōl]
(ecology)
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The extent to which this enhanced abundance of beneficial insects in hedgerows will improve biological pest control in adjacent crops is largely unknown.
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Sustainable agriculture, organic farming, urban gardens, smaller farms, animal traction, and biological pest control are all part of the new Cuban agriculture.
Introducing friendly insects, or building houses for birds and bats, has proven effective, but many warn that biological pest control should be seen as just one part of a gardener's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan.
Five categories of pest control are used as part of a responsible IPM program: cultural pest control (crop rotation, irrigation, fertilization, and sanitation), biological pest control (beneficial bacteria; natural chemicals, toxins, and repellents; and beneficial insects), mechanical pest control (plowing, mowing, mulching, pruning, tilling, hand picking, traps, and temperature and radiation treatment), genetic pest control (plant breeding and genetic engineering), and chemical pest control (pesticides).
Habitat lost or "damaged because of fire, biological pest control, and predation from alien insects, particularly ants and wasps, have played a part in the picture-wings' threatened stares, as well.
Hints on mulching, composting, seed collection, biological pest control and effective watering practices, plus climate maps to help match plants to climate conditions.
From there we run wormshops and teach composting, organic food gardening, natural lawn care, biological pest control and water conservation.
Cuba is probably the most advanced country in promoting sustainable agricultural production through soil conservation, the use of organic soil and biological pest control," said Professor Lambert Otten, director of Guelph's School of Engineering and project director.
Over the years, organic farmers have closely followed the findings from ARS studies, in particular those on weed management, soil fertility, biological pest control, and integrated pest management.
Threats to the survival of the picture wings include habitat degradation caused by feral animals and alien plants, habitat loss from fire, biological pest control, and predation from alien ants and wasps.
Soon, however, the economic needs of agriculture reemerged as researchers, particularly in Australia, sought biological pest control methods to reduce rodent populations.

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