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By David V. Alford

Oilseed rape, an immense crop in lots of elements of the area, is attacked by means of a variety of insect pests, lots of that are of substantial fiscal significance. With the expanding call for to lessen agrochemical inputs on arable plants, the fee of the ecu groups supported a three-year programme during which medical individuals reviewed the ordinary enemies of oilseed rape insect pests. a few of the outputs from this significant paintings shape the root of this entire new book.

Biocontrol of Oilseed Rape Pests commences with a evaluate of the oilseed rape crop, via chapters on pests, pest administration recommendations and parasitoids of particular pests or teams of pests. special details is usually integrated on sampling, trapping and rearing pests, their parasitoids and predators; the id of hymenopterous parasitoids; pathogens of oilseed rape pests, predators, predator taxonomy and id, and the influence of on-farm panorama buildings and structures on predators.

This publication is an important buy for all these concerned with oilseed rape and for someone with an curiosity in agricultural biocontrol ideas. it's also crucial examining and a useful resource of reference for agricultural scientists, entomologists, crop security experts, advisers and specialists. All agrochemical businesses must have a number of copies of this e-book on their cabinets, as should still all libraries in universities and study institutions the place organic and agricultural sciences are studied and taught.

Dr David V. Alford, dependent in Cambridge, united kingdom, has decades of expertise operating as a central authority entomologist.

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