An Ecological and Societal Approach to Biological Control

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J. Eilenberg, Heikki M. T. Hokkanen
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 29, 2007 - Science - 312 pages
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Biological control is among the most promising methods for control of pests (including vectors), diseases and weeds. In this book ecological and societal aspects are for the first time treated together. In an ecological approach the aim is to evaluate the significance of certain biological properties like biodiversity and natural habitats. Also, it is important to see biological control from an organic (or ecological) farming point of view. In a societal approach terms like ‘consumer’s attitude’, ‘risk perception’, ‘learning and education’ and ‘value triangle’ are recognised as significant for biological production and human welfare.

 

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Contents

Concepts and visions of biological control
1
Socioeconomic significance of biological control
13
Biological control in organic production first choice or last option?
26
Food consumption risk perception and alternative production technologies
47
Education i biological control at the university level at KVL
65
Implementation of biocontrol and IPM in Dutch horticulture
73
Biocontrol in protected crops is lack of biodiversity a limiting factor?
91
The soil as a reservoir for antagonists to plant diseases
123
Degeneration of entomogenous fungi
212
Biological control of mosquitoes management of the Upper Rhine mosquito population as a model programme
227
Biological control of scarabs and weevils in Christmas trees and greenery plantations
247
An integrated approach to biological control of plant diseases and weeds in Europe
256
Potential health problems due to exposure in handling and using biological control agents
275
Harmonia axyridis A successful biocontrol agent or an invasive threat?
295
Species Index
311
Subject Index
319

The soil as a reservoir for natural enemies of pest insects and mites with emphasis on fungi and nematodes
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