BioControl (2018) 63, 1-9

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Russell Messing and Jacques Brodeur (2018)
Current challenges to the implementation of classical biological control
BioControl 63 (1), 1-9
Abstract: Biological control is considered by many applied ecologists and pest management specialists to be among the safest, most environmentally benign, and most cost-effective methods of pest control available. Yet the practical implementation of projects, especially for classical biocontrol, is replete with challenges large and small; some long standing, and others relatively new. Here we review some of the most pressing current challenges, and provide some background about their foundation and derivation. A common thread that runs throughout this summary is that public education and public support for biological control technology is critical for maintaining the economic, regulatory, and logistical feasibility of this most effective tool for pest management.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
classical biocontrol/new introduction
review


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