The Ecological Basis for Biological Control
Biological control is a natural phenomenon that, when applied successfully to a pest problem, can provide a relatively permanent, harmonious, and economical solution. But because biological control is a manifestation of the natural association of different kinds of living organisms, i.e., parasites and pathogens with their hosts and predators with their prey, the phenomenon is a dynamic one, subject to disturbances by other factors, to changes in the environment, and to the adaptations, properties, and limitations of the organisms involved in each case (Huffaker and Messenger, 1964).
KeywordsBiological Control Natural Enemy Mortality Factor Natural Control Biological Control Program
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