This book addresses issues of ecological theory and practice in the fields of entomology, plant pathology, and weed science. It suggests ways to integrate theory and practice to contribute to the future development of biological control of plant pests. .
Table of Contents
1. Biological Control in Cool Temperate Regions Part One: Agent Selection 2. Biological Control in Native and Introduced Habitats: Lessons Learned from the Sap-Feeding Guilds on Hemlock and Pine 3. Ecological Approaches for Biological Control of the Aquatic Weed Eurasian Watermilfoil: Resource and Interference Competition, Exotic and Endemic Herbivores and Pathogens 4. Integrating Biological Control in IPM Systems 5. Foliar Pathogens in Weed Biocontrol: Ecological and Regulatory Constraints Part Two: Development and Implementation 6. Antibiosis and Beyond: Genetic Diversity, Microbial Communities, and Biological Control 7. Microbial Competition and Plant Disease Biocontrol 8. Ecology of Rearing: Quality, Regulation, and Mass Rearing 9. Selection Pressures and the Coevolution of Host-Pathogen Systems 10. Deleterious Rhizbacteria and Weed Biocontrol 11. Spring-Seeded Smother Plants for Weed Control in Corn and Other Annual Crops 12. Issues in the Use of Microsporidia for Biological Control of European Corn Borer 13. Monitoring and Impact of Weed Biological Control Agents 14. Biological Control of Plant Disease Using Antagonistic Streptomyces 15. Host-Searching by Trichogramma and Its Implications for Quality Control and Release Techniques 16. Gliocladium and Biological Control of Damping-Off Complex Part Three: Management in Situ 17. Parasitoid Foraging from a Multitrophic Perspective: Significance for Biological Control 18. Altering Community Balance: Organic Amendments, Selection Pressures, and Biocontrol 19. Interference of Fungicides with Entomopathogens: Effects on Entomophthoran Pathogens of Green Peach Aphid