Cottage Industry of Biocontrol Agents and Their Applications

Practical Aspects to Deal Biologically with Pests and Stresses Facing Strategic Crops

  • Nabil El-Wakeil
  • Mahmoud Saleh
  • Mohamed Abu-hashim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Parasitoids, Predacious Insects and Mites for Managing Agricultural Pests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Saad H. D. Masry, Nabil El-Wakeil
      Pages 3-47
    3. Huda Elbehery, Mahmoud Saleh, Nabil El-Wakeil
      Pages 49-71
    4. Nabil El-Wakeil, Nawal Gaafar
      Pages 133-155
    5. Faten Momen, Shimaa Fahim, Marwa Barghout
      Pages 157-200
  3. Microorganisms for Controlling Insect Pests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Mahmoud M. E. Saleh, Hala M. S. Metwally, Mokhtar Abonaem
      Pages 253-275
    3. Adly M. M. Abd-Alla, Irene K. Meki, Güler Demirbas-Uzel
      Pages 277-295
  4. Biocontrol Products for Suppressing Plant Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Hassan Abd-El-Khair
      Pages 299-336
    3. Younes M. Rashad, Tarek A. A. Moussa
      Pages 337-363
    4. Ahmed Abdelkhalek, Elsayed Hafez
      Pages 403-421
  5. Bio-products Against Abiotic Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
    2. Nabil El-Wakeil, Mahmoud Saleh, Mohamed Abu-hashim
      Pages 451-466

About this book


This book analyses the mass production and application of biological control products for biotic and abiotic factors affecting agricultural production. It also describes how to develop sustainable agriculture under Egyptian conditions. The book is divided into four parts covering: 1) mass production of parasitoids, insects and mite predators, 2) mass production of the microbial control agents for managing insect pests, 3) biocontrol products for plant diseases, and 4) bioproducts against abiotic factors. It discusses various methods of controlling insect pests and plant diseases in order to increase agricultural production, improve the quality of field crops and reduce the food gap by applying a range of technologies. This book helps increase our understanding and awareness of how to produce healthy products for local consumption and utilization as well as for exports.


Natural enemies Parasitoids Predators Predatory mites Microbial control Plant diseases Abiotic stresses Biotic stresses Bio fertilizer

Editors and affiliations

  • Nabil El-Wakeil
    • 1
  • Mahmoud Saleh
    • 2
  • Mohamed Abu-hashim
    • 3
  1. 1.National Research CentreDokki, GizaEgypt
  2. 2.National Research CentreDokki, GizaEgypt
  3. 3.Faculty of AgricultureZagazig UniversityZagazigEgypt

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