Conservation biological control using fungal entomopathogens

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Pell, J. K., Hannam, J. J. and Steinkraus, D. C. 2010. Conservation biological control using fungal entomopathogens. BioControl. 55 (1), pp. 187-198.

AuthorsPell, J. K., Hannam, J. J. and Steinkraus, D. C.

Conservation biological control relies on modification of the environment or management practices to protect and encourage natural enemies that are already present within the system, thereby enhancing and improving their ability to control pest populations in a reliable way. Such strategies are only possible when based on a strong understanding of the ecology of the species concerned at the individual, community and landscape scale. Conservation biological control with entomopathogenic fungi includes the manipulation of both the crop environment and also habitats outside the crop. Further investment in conservation biological control with entomopathogenic fungi could make a substantial contribution to sustainable crop production either as stand alone strategies or, more importantly, in support of other biological and integrated pest management strategies.

Keywordsecology; epizootiology; entomophthorales; hypocreales; pest control; conservation
Year of Publication2010
Journal citation55 (1), pp. 187-198
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/s10526-009-9245-6
Open accessPublished as non-open access
FunderDepartment of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeSEF
Functional biodiversity: mechanisms by which plant and invertebrate communities function in the arable ecosystem
Managing uncropped land in order to enhance biodiversity benefits of the arable farmed landscape
Arable crops ecosystems - habitat diversification, crop management and natural enemies for crop protection and biodiversity
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online17 Nov 2009
Publication process dates
Accepted15 Oct 2009
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