Procedures In Natural-Enemy Introduction

  • Robert van den Bosch
  • P. S. Messenger
  • A. P. Gutierrez


Classical biological control was described in an earlier chapter as the control of pest species by introduced natural enemies. The pattern to this process begins with determining whether the target pest is a native or exotic species and then passes through a series of steps involving foreign exploration, quarantine processing of collected material, mass propagation of the natural enemies, their field colonization, and finally the evaluation of their impact on the pest population (see Figure 6.1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert van den Bosch
    • 1
  • P. S. Messenger
    • 1
  • A. P. Gutierrez
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Biological ControlUniversity of California, BerkeleyAlbanyUSA

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