Chemical and biological control of fruit pests in Connecticut by Richard C. Moore

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Published by Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven .

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StatementRichard C. Moore.
SeriesBulletin / Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station ;, 751, Bulletin (Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station) ;, 751.
LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 2146 (S)
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Pagination18 p.
Number of Pages18
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Open LibraryOL3116159M
LC Control Number82225364

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Chemicals used as insecticides are either natural or synthetic. Natural chemicals exist in the environment. Synthetic chemicals are made and introduced by humans. Introduction Deciduous orchard pests are increasingly targeted for classical biological control in an overall integrated pest control effort.

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But why, precisely, is it such a good idea to choose IPM or integrated crop protection? You help prevent pests and diseases from becoming resistant to chemical pest control methods. You comply with the strict regulations and meet the demands of the consumer.• The attainment of biological control of one major pest on a crop necessitates the elaboration of a system of integrated control for other pests of the crop, if any exist; • The research necessary in seeking a biological control solution to a problem is often demanding File Size: KB.I.

Vänninen, in Improving the Safety of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Classical biological control. Classical biological control (CBC) refers to the intentional introduction of an exotic biological control agent for permanent establishment and long-term pest control to an area that the pest has invaded.

The aim is to restore the balance between pest and natural enemy populations that was.

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