Biological control or biocontrol is a method of controlling pests such as insects mites weeds and plant diseases using other organisms it relies on predation parasitism herbivory or other natural mechanisms but typically also involves an active human management roleit can be an important component of integrated pest management ipm programs there are three basic strategies for . Biological control of potential pest insects can be increased by 1 conservation of existing natural enemies 2 introducing new natural enemies and establishing a permanent population and 3 mass rearing and periodic release of natural enemies either on a seasonal basis or inundatively. Biological control assumes that natural predators or parasites are able to suppress pests initially therefore natural enemies were imported to control the pests these natural predators were released in small numbers but once they became established they were effective in the long term this method is also called inoculation when the natural predator is introduced periodically it is . Biological control and natural enemies of invertebrates pest note poster meet the beneficials natural enemies of garden pests natural enemy releases for biological control of crop pests more biological control resources predators a predator is an organism that attacks kills and feeds on several to many other individuals its prey in its lifetime common name scientific name assassin . For general information about conservation of natural enemies no 1 of midwest biological control news pesticide susceptibility more than seventy articles have been published that examine interactions between e formosa and one or more pesticides either in laboratory tests or under conditions of practical use in greenhouses standardized methods for determining the effects of
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