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biocontrol

[‚bī·ō·kən′trōl]
(ecology)
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There are many studies related to utilization of entomopathogenic bacteria and fungi in biological pest control (Inglis et al., 2001; Wraight et al., 2001; Lacey et al., 2001; Vestergaad et al., 2003; Copping, 2004; Aslantas et al., 2008; Khachatourians and Sohail, 2008; Ak et al., 2013, 2014).
As has been already explained above, the pest population is controlled by two methods: infection release and natural enemy predation, which fall into the class of biological pest control. From a practical point of view, the role of the alternative food source for the natural enemy has been shown to be crucial.
The extent to which this enhanced abundance of beneficial insects in hedgerows will improve biological pest control in adjacent crops is largely unknown.
Btk is a bacteria commonly found in soil and is considered a biological pest control agent for edible crops, according to a fact sheet published by Oregon's Pesticide Exposure Safety & Tracking program.
The amount of Syrian food industries production developed over the last few years where in 2007 it reached S.P124billions in comparison with S.P117billions in 2006.Agricultural raw materials don't contain any chemical materials due to the fact that farmers use biological pest control and food industries stick to the Syrian standards, said Director of Products Development and Promotion Commission Husam al-Yusuf.
Forestry Commission Wales has drafted in billions of nematodes - tiny invertebrate parasites - as it embarks on a new strategy of biological pest control.
Our research involves an investigation of the combination of chemical and biological pest control methods using a simple mathematical model.
of Waterloo, Canada) present nine papers discussing horticultural applications of plant genetic engineering, the role of microorganisms in recombinant DNA technology and synthetic biology, plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, mycorrhizal symbiosis, application of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the production of fruits and ornamental crops, molecular biology of and advances in the development of baculoviruses as biological pest control agents, natural antimicrobials to improve storage and shelf life of horticultural and agricultural products, and mycotoxins in fruits and fruit-derived products.
Biological pest control questioned - Gardening Which?
Some species are important for recycling dead plant and animal matter, others are valuable to us in biological pest control and medicine.
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.

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