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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 1 (2019)

Biological control of pests

Author(s):

Navjot Kaur, Surbhi Sharma and Ravinder Kaur

Abstract:
Biological control is the use of non-chemical and environmentally friendly methods of controlling insect pests and diseases by the action of natural control agents. It has been accepted as an eco-friendly, technically appropriate, economically viable and socially acceptable method of pest management. Biological control is a pest control method with low environmental impact and small contamination risk for humans, domestic animals and the environment. Several success cases of biological control can be found around the world. Biological control can be natural: <em>conservation of natural enemies</em> or applied: <em>inoculation or inundation</em>. In many cases, purchasing natural enemies to provide biological control agents is not necessary. Natural enemies are common and a grower can design production systems to attract and keep the natural enemies in the system by providing environmental conditions conducive to the enemies' survival. Inoculation and inundation involve the supplemental release of natural enemies to build populations of beneficial organisms. Biological control is environmentally sound, effective on the long term and sustainable; therefore, it is the best control option.

Pages: 291-293  |  1012 Views  204 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Navjot Kaur, Surbhi Sharma and Ravinder Kaur. Biological control of pests. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1S):291-293.

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