Stored-Product Pests: Biological Control

Authored by: Lise Stengård Hansen

Managing Biological and Ecological Systems

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138342644
eBook ISBN: 9780429346170
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Stored grain and other durables of plant origin, raw and processed, can become infested by insect and mite pests. As the environment in storage facilities in general is conducive to rapid pest development, this often results in substantial quantitative and qualitative losses. Beneficial insects are often found in storage facilities and may prevent or delay pest development. Although the concept is not new, biological control of stored-product pests is still not widely used. This entry gives some examples of the recent development within biological control of stored-product pests using beneficial insects and mites.

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