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Biological Control
Benefits and Risks

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J. M. Lynch, Heikki M. T. Hokkanen, Jonathan Robinson, C. Alabouvette, C. Steinberg, David Pimentel, J. C. van Lenteren, Torgeir Edland, D. J. Greathead, Keith R. Hopper, Jean-Paul Aeschlimann, Bernd Blossey, Jeff Waage, D. A. Andow, C. P. Lane, D. M. Olsen, G. Défago, C. Keel, D. Haas, David M. Weller, Linda S. Thomashow, R. James Cook, David N. Dowling, Bert Boesten, Daniel J. O'Sullivan, Peter Stephens, John Morris, F. O'Gara, N. J. Fokkema, Dan Funck Jensen, Raymond J. C. Cannon, Jürg Huber, M. H. Ryder, R. L. Correll, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Norman Crook, M. J. Bazin, H. Wearing, M. J. Whitten, R. D. Lumsden, J. F. Walter, J. M. Cullen, Timo Törmälä, Fred A. J. Klingauf
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  • Date Published: April 2011
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  • Biological control of insect pests, plant pathogens and weeds, is the only major alternative to the use of pesticides in agriculture and forestry. As with all technologies, there are benefits and risks associated with their utilization. This book is the outcome of a unique gathering of specialists to discuss and debate the benefits and risks associated with biological control. After intensive interaction it was concluded that we must place greater emphasis on the benefits, while not ignoring the potential risks. The authors address the various techniques and approaches used in biological control, including state-of-the-art reports and economic and risk analyses. The book will be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students in academia and industry in biotechnology, agriculture, forestry and environmental sciences.

    • First comprehensive attempt at a balanced benefit/risk assessment of biological control
    • Most authoritative experts in the world included
    • Multidisciplinary approach
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… this book is a must for anyone working in the field of biological control and involved in the discussions on achieving a larger impact with biological control methods in the world-wide control of pests and diseases.' Peter H. Smits, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata

    '… an excellent addition to the Plant and Microbial Biotechnology Research Series ...The coverage and balance of this book is commendable … a well-edited book and is highly recommended to students, teachers and researchers in the fields of biology, crop production, pest management and environmental studies.' J. L. Garraway, Biological Agriculture and Horticulture

    'This comprehensive hard cover book was prepared to cover fundamental as well as applied aspects of biological control. This goal was achieved … it is a very useful text for students of biological control.' Harry A. J. Hoitink, Journal of Environmental Quality

    ' … the editors have done a commendable job in drawing together a broader range of topics than are commonly found in texts on biological control … this book certainly deserves a place on bookshelves of scientists involved in biological control research.' Nick Mills, Bulletin of Entomological Research

    '… there is much of relevance for plant pathologists in this book, and, perhaps, a glimpse into the future …'. H. C. Evans, Plant Pathology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511886768
    • contains: 43 b/w illus. 27 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Overview of benefits and risks of biological control introductions
    Part I. Biological Invasions:
    1. Suppressiveness of soils to invading micro-organisms Claude Alabouvette and C. Steinberg
    2. Biotechnology: environmental impacts of introducing crops and biocontrol agents in North American agriculture David Pimentel
    3. Frequency and consequences of insect invasions Joop C. van Lenteren
    4. Integrated pest management (IPM) in fruit orchards Torgeir Edland
    Part II. Classical Biocontrol:
    5. Benefits and risks of classical biological control David J. Greathead
    6. Potential impacts on threatened and endangered insects species in the United States from introductions of parasitic hymenoptera for the control of insect pests Keith R. Hopper
    7. Lessons from post-release investigations in classical biological control: the case of Microctonus aethiopoides Loan (Hym., Braconidae) introduced into Australia and New Zealand for the biological control of Sitona discoideus gyllenhal (Col., Curculionidae Jean-Paul Aeschlimann
    8. Host specificity screening of insect biological weed control agents as part of an environmental risk assessment Bernd Blossey
    Part III. Augmentative Control:
    9. The use of exotic organisms as biopesticides: some issues Jeff Waage
    10. Use of Trichogramma in Maize - estimating environmental risks D. A. Andow, C. P. Lane and D. M. Olson
    11. Entomopathogenic nematodes in biological control: feasibility, perspectives and possible risks Ralf-Udo Ehlers and Arne Peters
    12. Pseudomonads as biocontrol agents of diseases caused by soil-borne pathogens Geneviève Défago and Christoph Keel
    13. Biological control of soil-borne pathogens of wheat: benefits, risks and current challenges David M. Weller, Linda S. Thomashow and R. James Cook
    14. Genetically engineered fluorescent pseudomonads for improved biocontrol of plant pathogens David N. Dowling, Bert Boesten, Daniel J. O'Sullivan, Peter Stephens, John Morris and Fergal O'Gara
    15. Biological control of foliar fungal diseases Nyckle J. Fokkema
    16. The use of fungi, particularly Trichoderma spp. and Gliocladium spp., to control root rot and damping-off diseases Dan Funck Jensen and Hanne Wolffhechel
    17. Bacillus thuringiensis in pest control Raymond J. C. Cannon
    18. Opportunities with baculoviruses Jürg Huber
    Part IV. Use of Genetically-Modified Organisms:
    19. Assessing the potential benefits and risks of introducing natural and genetically manipulated bacteria for the control of soil-borne root diseases Maarten H. Ryder and Raymond L. Correll
    20. Serodiagnostic methods for risk assessment of Pseudomonas cepacia as a biocontrol agent Kenichi Tsuchiya
    21. Benefits and risks of using genetically engineered baculoviruses as insecticides Norman E. Crook and Doreen Winstanley
    22. Mathematical modelling of gene exchange in soil James M. Lynch, M. J. Bazin and J. Choi
    23. Pest resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis: ecological crop assessment for Bt gene incorporation and strategies of management C. Howard Wearing and Heikki M. T. Hokkanen
    24. An international perspective for the release of genetically engineered organisms for biological control Max J. Whitten
    Part V. Economics and Registration:
    25. Development of the biocontrol fungus Gliocladium virens: risk assessment and approval for horticultural use Robert D. Lumsden and J. F. Walter
    26. Economics of classical biological control: a research perspective J. M. Cullen and Max J. Whitten
    27. Economics of biocontrol agents: an industrial view Timo Törmälä
    28. Registration requirements of biological control agents in Germany and in the European Union Fred A. J. Klingauf
    Index.

  • Editors

    Heikki M. T. Hokkanen, University of Helsinki

    James M. Lynch, University of Surrey

    Contributors

    J. M. Lynch, Heikki M. T. Hokkanen, Jonathan Robinson, C. Alabouvette, C. Steinberg, David Pimentel, J. C. van Lenteren, Torgeir Edland, D. J. Greathead, Keith R. Hopper, Jean-Paul Aeschlimann, Bernd Blossey, Jeff Waage, D. A. Andow, C. P. Lane, D. M. Olsen, G. Défago, C. Keel, D. Haas, David M. Weller, Linda S. Thomashow, R. James Cook, David N. Dowling, Bert Boesten, Daniel J. O'Sullivan, Peter Stephens, John Morris, F. O'Gara, N. J. Fokkema, Dan Funck Jensen, Raymond J. C. Cannon, Jürg Huber, M. H. Ryder, R. L. Correll, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Norman Crook, M. J. Bazin, H. Wearing, M. J. Whitten, R. D. Lumsden, J. F. Walter, J. M. Cullen, Timo Törmälä, Fred A. J. Klingauf

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