Workshop on Important Arthropod Pests of the Caribbean Basin Amenable to Biological Control: Homoptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera: Foreign Exploration: The Key to Classical Biological Control

David Rosen, Paul DeBach

Abstract


Importation and establishment of exotic natural enemies, known as "classical" biological control, is the best alternative to the wholesale use of toxic chemical pesticides. The statistics of worldwide importation projects are discussed, and a plea is made for enhanced foreign exploration for natural enemies.

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