Workshop on Important Arthropod Pests of the Caribbean Basin Amenable to Biological Control: Homoptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera: Effect of Soil Physical Factors on Biological Control Agents of Soil Insect Pests

Mary E. Barbercheck

Abstract


An appreciation for the complexity of the soil environment is important when developing strategies for biological control of soilborne insect pests. Basic principles of soil physics and the effects of soil physical factors on entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi are reviewed, and areas for future research are suggested.

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