Start Date

19-12-1989 12:00 AM

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The classical definition of biological control has referred to the use of natural enemies (whether introduced or otherwise manipulated) to control a pest organism, whether it be an insect, disease, or weed. In recent years the concept has been expanded to include other forms of non-chemical control that are based on biology. There have been several dramatic success stories involving biological control of weeds in the past, and this is one potential means of reducing our dependency upon synthetic chemicals for weed control. This paper will provide a brief overview of some of the areas of interest and their potential areas of benefit.

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Dec 19th, 12:00 AM

Biological Weed Management

The classical definition of biological control has referred to the use of natural enemies (whether introduced or otherwise manipulated) to control a pest organism, whether it be an insect, disease, or weed. In recent years the concept has been expanded to include other forms of non-chemical control that are based on biology. There have been several dramatic success stories involving biological control of weeds in the past, and this is one potential means of reducing our dependency upon synthetic chemicals for weed control. This paper will provide a brief overview of some of the areas of interest and their potential areas of benefit.