biocontrol

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biocontrol

[‚bī·ō·kən′trōl]
(ecology)
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com for alternative supplies of biological pest control.
Nobody claims that biological pest control is 100 percent effective, but Hostetler insists that if you can tolerate some loss, it's possible to use natural predators with no pesticides to maintain flower and vegetable gardens.
Parasitic wasps are workhorses of biological pest control - the science of raising good bugs to control bad bugs.
As a form of biological pest control, Bt is the only bacterium from which widespread commercial insecticidal applications have been possible, giving it, in effect, a microbial monopoly on insect control worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
In theory, biological pest control is a clean and green technology, friendly to the environment and to the farmer alike.
markets and distributes a wide variety of pesticides, bio-pesticides and biological pest control products and services through its European, Japanese, and U.
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It should be mentioned that Syria made considerable strides in the field of using safe and low-cost biological pest control in cotton farming.
Several case studies explored by researchers at Oregon State University, Corvallis, found that biological pest control can solve problems effectively on a long-term basis and may yield a return on investment of 100-1,000% in the first year alone, after which the benefits go up in perpetuity.
Mycotech has been working on another biocontrol project with ARS scientists in the Biological Pest Control Research Unit at Weslaco, Texas, where Carruthers worked before moving to the agency's National Program Staff in Beltsville, Maryland.
But the costs of rearing both predator and prey have limited adoption of biological pest control by U.
Once completed, this facility will provide visitors with an idea of where building construction, landscaping and irrigation is headed -- sustainable water and energy systems, new insulation products, organic gardening, composting, biological pest control and permeable exterior pavement -- all of which support environmental water quality awareness and conservation of resources," Foley added.

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