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Biological Control of Social Forest and Plantation Crops Insects

Edited By: T N Ananthakrishnan

235 pages, Figs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #42946 | ISBN: 1886106134
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About this book

This book aims to create an awareness of the insect pest-natural enemy complex of social forest plantations with the possibility of diversity in the species and of identifying more natural enemy resources.


Biological control in social forest stands; biological control of bagworms in social forest stands; natural enemies of babul; kairomonal influence of Acacia Nilotica as signals for efficient parasitization by Sinophorus Psycheae on the bagworm Eumeta Cramerii; biological control of the introduced Psyllid, Heteropsylla Cubana Crawford infesting Subabul Leucaena Ieucochephala - progress and prospects; biological control of the teak defoliator, Hyblaea Puera Cramer using insect parasitoids - problems and prospects; biological control of tea pests; biological control of insects pests of cardomom; ants as balancers in nature and for pest problems; ponerine ants as potential predators of termites under forest ecosystem; reduviids as predators - their role in biological control; potential of spiders in the biological control of social forest pests and plantation crops; genetic diversity of Trichogrammatidae and its implications in biolgical control; bioenergetics and life tables of selected parasitoids and a predator; biological control of forest pests and weeds in India - progress and perspectives.

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