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Progress in Biological Control

Prospects for Biological Control of Plant Feeding Mites and Other Harmful Organisms

Editors: Carrillo, Daniel, de Moraes, Gilberto Jose, Peña, Jorge E. (Eds.)

  • Resources for biological control of plant feeding mites, small insects and flies
  • Long-term investigations on the practical use of predatory mites targeting pest mites are documented
  • Updated evaluation of the gaps in the development of new biological control agents
  • Comprehensive and updated analyses of the potential of several groups of potential biological control agents of mites and some small harmful insects
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About this book

The history of biological control of harmful organisms by mites is marked by outstanding achievements with a few premiere natural enemies. Early works concentrated on the use of predatory mites for the control of synanthropic flies, More recently, the focus has been mostly on mites of the family Phytoseiidae for the control of plant feeding mites. This is an important family of acarine predators of plant pest mites, which are effectively used in agriculture worldwide. Besides the vast knowledge in several species in this family, there are as well many opportunities for biological control, represented in an array of organisms and through the improvement of management techniques, which are constantly explored by researchers worldwide. This has resulted in an increasing interest in predatory mite species within the families Stigmaeidae, Ascidae, Laelapidae, Rhodacaroidea, Macrochelidae, Erythraeidae and Cheyletidae, among others. This book will compile important developments with predatory mite species within these families, which are emerging as important tools for integrated pest management. New developments with predatory insects and pathogenic organisms attacking mites will also be a subject of this book. Finally, the potential and gaps in knowledge in biological control of acarine plant pests will be addressed.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Mesostigmata as Biological Control Agents, with Emphasis on Rhodacaroidea and Parasitoidea

    Castilho, Raphael C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Potential of Ascidae, Blattisociidae and Melicharidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) as Biological Control Agents of Pest Organisms

    Moraes, Gilberto José (et al.)

    Pages 33-75

  • The Potential of Free-Living Laelapid Mites (Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) as Biological Control Agents

    Moreira, Grazielle Furtado (et al.)

    Pages 77-102

  • Macrochelid Mites (Mesostigmata: Macrochelidae) as Biological Control Agents

    Azevedo, Letícia H. (et al.)

    Pages 103-132

  • The Phytoseiidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) as Biological Control Agents

    McMurtry, James A. (et al.)

    Pages 133-149

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15042-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15041-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38069-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prospects for Biological Control of Plant Feeding Mites and Other Harmful Organisms
Editors
  • Daniel Carrillo
  • Gilberto Jose de Moraes
  • Jorge E. Peña
Series Title
Progress in Biological Control
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15042-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15042-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15041-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38069-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 328
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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