inundative control

inundative control

[‚i·nən¦dād·iv kən′trōl]
(agriculture)
The mass production and periodic release of large numbers of biocontrol agents to achieve controlling densities.
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Paradoxically, while this field of study was based on the assumption that an epizootic could naturally occur in termites (Schmid-Hempel 1998), the occurrence of disease in termite groups was only observed under laboratory conditions in highly artificial conditions or in the field using inundative control methods, which bypass the need for an epizootic (Chouvenc et al.