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Journal of the International Organization for Biological Control

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Post-release evaluation of a combination of biocontrol agents on Crofton weed: testing extrapolation of greenhouse results to field conditions

Two biocontrol agents, a leaf-spot pathogen, Passalora ageratinae, and a stem gall fly, Procecidochares utilis, have been released against Crofton weed, Ageratina adenophora (syn. Eupatorium adenophorum) (Asteraceae), in South Africa. This work …

01-07-2019 | Forum Paper

Beyond “greening”: which paradigms shape sustainable pest management strategies in the European Union?

Various strategies exist to manage agriculture pests with few or without conventional pesticides. Farmers can rely on ecosystem services delivered by agro-biodiversity or use biotechnologies and biological plant protection products (PPP).


Shelf life improvement of the biocontrol agent Candida sake CPA-1 by suitable package and storage conditions

Agrochemical companies are increasing their interest in the production of biopesticides based on biocontrol agents (BCAs), mainly due to the need to reduce the synthetic fungicide application and the consequent benefits for the environment and for …

22-06-2019 | Original Article

Formulation of South African entomopathogenic nematodes using alginate beads and diatomaceous earth

Large-scale use of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae) as biological control agents is impaired by their short shelf life. Three local South African EPN species, including Steinernema …


Parasitoids are choosy: increase in the capacity to discriminate parasitised tephritid pupae by Coptera haywardi

This study shows the effectiveness of deliberately selecting for Coptera haywardi individuals to increase a population’s capacity to discriminate against parasitised hosts. In the ‘selected colony’ (F1–F4), females were selected based on their …

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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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