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Accessing biological control genetic resources: the South American experience

National idiosyncrasies in the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol (NP) and implementation of access and benefit sharing (ABS) have created obstacles for many research-based activities that require access to genetic resources. This is particularly …

Open Access 17-01-2023

Insecticidal activity of Bacillus thuringiensis strains isolated from tropical greenhouses towards Cydia pomonella and Spodoptera exigua larvae

Three Bacillus thuringiensis strains were isolated from a specific habitat of tropical greenhouses located in the Botanical Garden of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. The BG11, BG12 and BG15 strains harbour genes encoding a specific …

Open Access 16-01-2023

First report on classical biological control releases of the larval parasitoid Ganaspis brasiliensis against Drosophila suzukii in northern Italy

Current management strategy of the invasive fruit fly Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) exploits different tools but relies mainly on chemical control. In the invaded areas, the local natural enemy community mostly consists …

Open Access 16-01-2023

Assessment of Beauveria bassiana for the biological control of corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis, in sweet maize by irrigation application

Kernels of sweet maize are directly consumed by humans. This high value crop is grown in arid and semi-arid regions of western Jilin Province, China where trickle irrigation is widely used and larvae of the corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis Guenée …


Impact of novaluron and chlorantraniliprole on the aphidophagous guild of the green apple aphid in an apple orchard

Novaluron and chlorantraniliprole are two reduced-risk insecticides recommended in integrated pest management against the codling moth Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), the primary pest in apple orchards. The lethal or sublethal …

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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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