Tropical Fruit Pests and Pollinators: Biology, Economic Importance, Natural Enemies, and Control
Jorge E. Peņa, Jennifer L. Sharp, M. Wysoki
CABI, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 430 pages
Insect and other pests cause major economic damage on fruit crops in the tropics. However, some insects are beneficial and have a role in pollinating flowers, thus enabling fruit set. This book reviews these injurious and beneficial organisims and how they might be controlled to enhance fruit production and quality.
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