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June 2017 (pdf)
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BioControl is the official journal of the International organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) (www.springer.com/life+sci/entomology/journal/10526) and presents original papers on basic and applied research in all aspects of biological control of invertebrate, vertebrate and weed pests, and plant diseases.
Coverage includes biology and ecology of organisms for biological control, and aspects of use including biological controls for integrated pest management, such as plant resistance, pheromones and intercropping. Papers presenting only laboratory trials on non-target effects of pesticides on natural enemies are not considered but papers dealing with the corresponding effects on community dynamics of natural enemies are welcomed. IOBC-WPRS individual and supporting members can subscribe to BioControl at substantially reduced cost. Institutional members have the subscription included in their membership fee.
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The workshop brought together 19 participants from around the world to represent different aspects of biological control. The context of the workshop was to address a number of scientific, economic, social and cultural impediments to wider implementation of biological control worldwide. Read more...
When there is potential for harm to human and environmental health from the introduction of a pest control product, regulatory procedures for pre-market assessment of safety are common in most countries. An effective regulatory framework provides protection from harm, while still facilitating the availability of useful products. It recognizes the needs of farmers, society, and the commercial interests of the pest control product proponents i.e. registrants. The latter are recognized by being provided clear communication of the terms of the regulatory system and the stepwise process of product registration, and by being charged reasonable costs for registration so products move seamlessly from the application for registration through to the market.
The presentation of the regulatory systems in the following chapters provides a means to compare and contrast the variety of approaches taken by selected jurisdictions (countries or groups of countries) in establishing a framework that offers protection from harm, while offering pest control products with utility for farmers, and their degree of success in doing so.
More information: Table of contents and link to download pdf
This book was written by many IOBC members and is the result of work done in global and wprs working groups on quality control of natural enemies. The use of biological control agents has been increasing worldwide and there are now many companies massproducing such organisms, particularly for the control of insect pests. However, there is a great need for quality control in the production and use of these natural enemies, which include insect parasitoids and predators, fungi and viruses. This book has been written by leading scientists to provide both background theory and practical guidance on this subject.
New in version 6:
New Chapter: Evaluation and ranking of new natural enemies
New Chapter: Benefits and costs of biological control
New Chapter: Environmental risks and risk assessment of natural enemies
New Chapter: Mistakes and misunderstandings about biological control
Appendix 2: Glossary of terms related to biological control
Appendix 3: Guidelines for the export, shipment, import and release of biological control agents (ISPM 3, 2005)
Appendix 4: EPPO standard on import and release of natural enemies
Appendix 5: White list of natural enemies
Additions to Chapter 3 and 4
Aditions to Appendix 1: overview of national and regional biological control book
More information: Table of contents and link to download pdf
The IOBC promotes the development of biological control and its application in integrated plant protection and production programmes. IOBC coordinates biological control activities worldwide in six Regional Sections and in Working Groups. This book describes the origin and development of the organisation, and summarizes its current actvities.
Download: Preface and table of contents (pdf)
The book can be ordered at Joop.vanLenteren@wur.nl (10 Euro / 15 US$ including shipment).
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