Biological Control in Latin America and the Caribbean
Edited by Joop C. van Lenteren, Vanda H.P. Bueno, M. Gabriela Luna and Yelitza C. Colmenarez, December 2019
Written mainly by IOBC NTRS authors.
The book summarizes the history of biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean. Few publications have provided historical detail on biological control of pests, weeds and diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean, and so data has been fragmented until now. By bringing this important information together in this book, a more complete picture is offered of significant developments in biological control on the South American continent and the Caribbean islands. For each country, a wealth of text, tables and references are provided on the history of such projects. With details of successes and failures, this can help in the planning of future biocontrol projects. An overview is provided of the current practical biological control situation in Latin American and Caribbean countries, revealing that an astonishing level is being applied in the region, making it the largest area under biological control worldwide. In conclusion, the book describes new developments and speculates about the future of biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Complete and documented overview of biocontrol in Latin America and the Caribbean, together with records of invasive and native pests.
- Unique examples of natural, classical, augmentative and conservation biocontrol.
- Thirty country specific chapters written by national specialists.
- Reveals many internationally unknown cases of biocontrol and their research history.
- The first serious attempt to estimate crops and areas under different types of biocontrol.
The book can be ordered in the CABI bookshop: https://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781789242430