biocontrol


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biocontrol

(bī′ō-kən-trōl′)
n.
See biological control.

biocontrol

The use of natural products or engineered microorganisms to protect crops against insects, circumventing use of pesticides.

biocontrol

see BIOLOGICAL CONTROL.
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The establishment and maintenance of these beneficial microorganisms in the soil must be achieved year after year, because in this way biocontrol agents are established and reproducing, thus increasing the soil suppressiveness.
That way, even if a few stable flies emerge, they will be sterile, so no progeny, which further assures an effective biocontrol programme.
Induced resistance is recognized as an important mode of biocontrol in vegetative tissue (Aidemark et al.
BioControl is based in Bellevue, WA (US), with over 100 employees worldwide.
However, little literature is available concerning the use of bacterial biocontrol agents against leaf spot diseases of dracaena.
Biocontrol means less pesticide used and less adverse impact on the environment.
In evaluating the biocontrol efficacy of Cg-2, application through seed treatment of the suspension culture with or without challenge inoculation with B.
The present study was conducted as a long term evaluation of biocontrol of leafy spurge in northern Utah.
Landcare Research scientists said they had been searching for biocontrols before lantana became widespread and had settled on a pathogenic fungi.
If only every land owner and local government unit will help raise biocontrol agents, then we will no longer need to resort to trunk injection of much criticized insecticides.
Therefore, more emphasis is laid on the combined use of biocontrol agents, for improved disease control and also to overcome the inconsistent performance of the BCA.