Their natural enemies largely determine the population size and dynamic behavior of many plant-eating insects. Any reduction in enemy number can result in an insect outbreak. Applied biological control is thus one strategy for restoring functional biodiversity in many agroecosystems. Predators and Parasitoids addresses the role of natural enemies i

chapter 1|16 pages

Predators and Parasitoids: An Introduction

ByOpender Koul, G.S. Dhaliwal

chapter 2|24 pages

Natural Enemies and Pest Control: An Integrated Pest Management Concept

ByJuan A. Morales-Ramos, M. Guadalupe Rojas

chapter 3|24 pages

Biological Control by Augmentation of Natural Enemies: Retrospect and Prospect

ByGary W. Elzen, Randy J. Coleman, Edgar G. King

chapter |22 pages

Developing Trichogramma as a Pest Management Tool

ByLinda Thomson, David Bennett, DeAnn Glenn, Ary Hoffmann

part |24 pages

Tritrophic Interactions: The Inducible Defenses of Plants

chapter |18 pages

Effect of Multiparasitism on the Parasitization Behavior of Insect Parasitoids

ByErnest J. Harris, Renato C. Bautista

part |24 pages

Synergism between Insect Pathogens and Entomophagous Insects, and Its Potential to Enhance Biological Control Efficacy

chapter |22 pages

Biological Control of Weeds Using Exotic Insects

ByCruttwell McFadyen R. E.