J.C. van Lenteren (ed.), 2003
ISBN: 978-0-85199-688-2, [327 pp.], £130.40
This book was written by many IOBC members and is the result of work done in Global and WPRS Working Groups on quality control of natural enemies.
The use of biological control agents has been increasing worldwide and there are now many companies mass-producing such organisms, particularly for the control of insect pests. However, there is a great need for quality control in the production and use of these natural enemies, which include insect parasitoids and predators, fungi and viruses. This book has been written by leading scientists from Europe and North America to provide both background theory and practical guidance on this subject.