Biological control: Pitting insects against insects
AuthorRobert M. Boardman
Author AffiliationsRobert M. Boardman is Communications Specialist, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 31(10):8-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v031n10p8. October 1977.
Biological control involves discovering, importing, and using the most effective natural enemies of pest insects or weeds that can be found. More than 10 million natural enemies of many kinds are released each year by the University of California (UC) through its Biological Control divisions at Albany and Riverside.
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