By David V. Alford
Oilseed rape, an incredible crop in lots of components of the area, is attacked through quite a lot of insect pests, a lot of that are of substantial fiscal significance. With the expanding call for to lessen agrochemical inputs on arable vegetation, the fee of the ecu groups supported a three-year programme within which clinical members reviewed the typical enemies of oilseed rape insect pests. many of the outputs from this significant paintings shape the root of this finished new e-book. Biocontrol of Oilseed Rape Pests commences with a evaluation of the oilseed rape crop, by way of chapters on pests, pest administration innovations and parasitoids of particular pests or teams of pests. exact info can be incorporated on sampling, trapping and rearing pests, their parasitoids and predators; the id of hymenopterous parasitoids; pathogens of oilseed rape pests, predators, predator taxonomy and identity, and the effect of on-farm panorama buildings and structures on predators. This publication is an important buy for all these concerned with oilseed rape and for someone with an curiosity in agricultural biocontrol ideas. it's also crucial interpreting and a useful resource of reference for agricultural scientists, entomologists, crop defense experts, advisers and specialists. All agrochemical businesses must have a number of copies of this publication on their cabinets, as should still all libraries in universities and learn institutions the place organic and agricultural sciences are studied and taught. Dr David V. Alford, dependent in Cambridge, united kingdom, has a long time of expertise operating as a central authority entomologist.
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