Association of Natural
Biocontrol Producers (ANBP) - A professional association
representing the biological pest control industry.
Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit - Provides information
on research into novel and environmentally friendly solutions to
old and new agricultural problems.
and Mites - Article discussing how beneficial insects may be
classed as predators, parasitoids or competitors, all of which can
be used in biological control, with information on species that
are available for purchase and release.
Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit - Branch of the
USDA that tests and imports exotic natural enemies of insect
pests, using classical biological approaches.
Biocontrol Method for Reedgrass - Information on the use of
pathogens to suppress reedgrass in reforestation areas.
Biological Control - Text and photographs describing the
biological control of insect, disease and weed pests.
Biological Control of Insect and Mite Pests - Article dealing
with classical biological control using introduced species,
augmentation of naturally occurring enemies and conservation of
the enemies already present in the environment.
Biological Control of
Locusts - Locust and grasshopper control is currently carried
out with chemical pesticides. This article describes control
measures using a myco-pesticide based on the spores of a fungus
pathogenic to insects.
of Mikania micrantha - Describes a biological control project
being piloted in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, using caterpillars and
a rust fungus to control mile-a-minute weed, Mikania micrantha.
Biological Control of Turfgrass Snowmolds with the Fungus Typhula
phacorrhiza - Dr. Tom Hsiang, at the University of Guelph,
outlines his research into the use of a fungus to control a
different fungus that causes serious damage to turf under lying
Control Virtual Information Center - Biological control is the
use of one organism to suppress another. Information on the method
from the Center for Integrated Pest Management, NC State
Biological Pest Control - Reference and application guide for
the use of the parasitic nematodes Steinernema for pest control.
Vacuums for Organic Crop Protection - Field vacuums provide a
non-chemical approach to insect pest management. This article
discusses their advantages and disadvantages and the sourcing of
Commercialization of biopesticides in Southeast Asia - A
project supporting market introduction of biocontrol products for
non-chemical crop protection, pest and disease control.
Considerations for Purchasing and Releasing Biological Control
Products - Advice for the potential user of natural enemies
who must be aware of the legal and biological limitations of these
biological control methods.
Entomopathogens and Microbial Control - Information on
research into using specific micro-organisms that kill arthropods
to control pests, especially the varroa mite, spider mites and
cabbage root fly.
History of Biological Pest Control - Including specifics on
the biological control of pests of medical and veterinary
importance. The site is maintained by Dr. E. F. Legner.
Hylobius Transversovittatus - Article describing the control
of the invasive plant purple loosestrife by the use of this
and Traps - Article discussing how certain chemicals can lure
insect pests into traps where their numbers can be monitored, or
can be used to control insect populations directly by mass
trapping or mating disruption.
Leatherjacket Control in Organic Systems - Information on the
life cycle of these pests, their prevention and control.
Insecticides - Article discussing the use of selected
bacteria, especially Bacillus thuringiensis, viruses, fungi,
protozoa and nematodes in the control of insect pests.
Midwest Biological Control News - Discusses the use of insects
to control crop, garden, and home pests. Includes an index and
archived back issues.
Natural Enemies and
Biological Control - Article discussing beneficial insects and
their use in the biological control of pests as a part of an
integrated pest management program, with details and photographs
of those commonly found in Florida.
Natural Products for
Insect Pest Management - Outlines the general traits required
of botanicals and other natural products used in pest control and
discusses several possible sources.
Nematodes as Biological Control Agents of Insects -
Information on how entomopathogenic nematodes can be used to
control insect pests, and the taxonomy and systematics of these
Biological Control Agents of Insects - Information on
nematodes that attack insect pests by killing or hampering their
development, are capable of mass production, and which can be used
as biological control agents.
New Sex Drug Turns Locusts Solo - Article describing how
researchers have isolated a pheromone that locusts emit when they
want to be left alone to mate. Use of this could prove an
effective new weapon against this destructive species.
Non-Chemical Methods for Controlling Diseases - Article
discussing the factors that might encourage disease in plants, the
use of resistant varieties, the exclusion of infected material,
the sterilization of soil and other cultural practices. [PDF]
Novel Mycoherbicides for Biological Control of Aquatic Weeds -
Describes research into the use of fungal pathogens which are
capable of killing problem weeds such as Water Lettuce and Water
Soil Solarization - Information on this non-chemical,
environment-friendly method for controlling soilborne pathogens,
nematodes and weeds. [PDF]
Stored Grain Pest Management - Effective control of stored
grain pests with minimal pesticide use requires an integrated
approach combining sanitation, monitoring and other preventive
practices. This article looks at non-toxic treatments and
biological control using natural enemies.
Using Beauveria bassiana for Insect Management - Information
on using this fungus for biological control of foliar pests.
Weed-feeders - Describes in detail the available biological
agents for control of various introduced weeds in the US.