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Biocontrol in Protected Culture

Edited By: K Heinz

552 pages, Col photos

Ball Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #153286 | ISBN: 1883052394
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An authoritative reference on the subject of using nonchemical controls on greenhouse-grown crops, this book explains the latest in crop-management techniques from around the globe. Biological control factors and the various types of controls - predators, parasites, nematodes, and pathogens are described. Information is also provided on greenhouse structures, sampling, quality control, specific pests on both ornamental and vegetable crops - whiteflies, spider mites, leafminers, thrips, aphids, other minor pests, and soilborne pests. Specific crops are also discussed, including chrysanthemums, poinsettias, cut flowers, foliage plants, woody ornamentals, bedding plants, cucumbers, sweet peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms.

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Kevin M Heinz is a professor of entomology at Texas A&M University. He lives in College Station, Texas. Roy M Van Driesche is a professor of entomology at the University of Massachusetts and the co-author of 'Biological Control'. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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