Introduction to biological pest control in greenhouses by Jack D. DeAngelis

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Published by Extension Service, Oregon State University in Corvallis, Or .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Biological pest control agents.,
  • Pests -- Biological control.,
  • Greenhouse gardening.

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StatementJ.D. DeAngelis.
SeriesEC / Oregon State University Extension Service -- 1376., Extension circular (Oregon State University. Extension Service) -- 1376.
ContributionsOregon State University. Extension Service.
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Open LibraryOL18006808M

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• BC Romans advocated oil sprays for pest control. • AD First records of biological controls; Chinese used. predatory ants in citrus orchards to control caterpillar and beetle pests.

• First commercial spraying machine. • Introduction of synthetic organic compounds for File Size: 2MB. Introduction Greenhouse Pest control refers to the control of pests inside or on areas immediately surrounding a a greenhouse during the storage, display or production of an agricultural crop including vegetables, ornamental trees, mushrooms and forest tree seedlings.

A greenhouse operator must be able to. • The attainment of biological control of one major pest on a crop necessitates the elaboration of a system of integrated control for other pests of the crop, if any exist; • The research necessary in seeking a biological control solution to a problem is often demanding File Size: KB.place the pest has invaded.

5 Classical Biological Control Vidalia beetles feeding on scale insect. One of the best and most well known examples of classical biological control of "the reuniting of old enemies" occurred in the California citrus industry in the late 's.

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