Integrating biological control into crop pest management—a little help from beneficial fungi, nematodes, and ladybeetles
We face significant challenges from insect pests that have evolved resistance to chemical and genetic management tactics. With ever fewer tools for pest management alternative strategies, such as biological control, are needed. Research that takes advantage of the natural ecological interactions between important Nebraska corn pests (western bean cutworm, western corn rootworm and their predators), parasitoids and diseases will be discussed in the context of IPM.
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