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Journal of the International Organization for Biological Control

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26.05.2020 | Review

Every generalist biological control agent requires a special risk assessment

In an Environmental Risk Analysis (ERA) benefits and risks of a biocontrol agent (BCA) or other beneficial organisms are assessed using criteria based on ecological determinants such as the potential and impact of establishment and dispersal, on …


Feeding lifestyles of the Phytoseiidae revisited: searching for a factitious rearing host for Neoseiulus fallacis (Acari: Phytoseiidae)

Several mite species from the Phytoseiidae (Acari) have been successfully developed as products for augmentative biological control. Rearing of mites using factitious prey in grain-based systems can increase the efficiency of production of …


Tamarixia triozae, an important parasitoid of Bactericera cockerelli: circadian rhythms and their implications in pest management

Tamarixia triozae (Burks) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) is an important primary parasitoid of Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc) (Hemiptera: Triozidae). This study aimed to unveil the parasitoid’s circadian rhythms and provide information for enhancement …


Potential diet regimens for laboratory rearing of the harlequin ladybird

Harmonia axyridis Pallas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is an invasive generalist predator, which has been used as a biological model to investigate several research questions and is also an effective biocontrol agent against agricultural pests. Its …


Field assay using a native entomopathogenic nematode for biological control of the weevil Phyrdenus muriceus in organic eggplant crops in Argentina

The weevil Phyrdenus muriceus Germar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is an emergent pest of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) crops in the humid Pampa of Argentina. Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) constitute an effective and environmentally safe …

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BioControl, the official journal of the International Organization for Biological Control, 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.

Organisms covered include parasitoids, invertebrate and vertebrate predators of pest animals and plants, mites, plant and insect pathogens, nematodes, and weeds.

The journal publishes interdisciplinary papers with a global perspective on the use of biological control in integrated pest management systems, and related developments in molecular biology and biotechnology that have direct relevance.

BioControl also publishes forum papers and invited reviews and Letters to the Editor.

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