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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IPM-BASED STRATEGIES FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF GREENHOUSE AND VEGETABLE CROP PESTS

Location: Biological Integrated Pest Management Unit

Title: Intraguild Predation Among Biological Control Agents Used in Greenhouse Floriculture Crops: A Preliminary Review

Authors
item Jandricic, Sarah - CORNELL UNIVERSITY
item Sanderson, John - CORNELL UNIVERSITY
item Wraight, Stephen

Submitted to: IOBC/WPRS Bulletin (Abstract for Conference Proceedings)
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: June 9, 2008
Publication Date: August 25, 2008
Citation: Jandricic, S.E., Sanderson, J.P., Wraight, S.P. 2008. Intraguild Predation Among Biological Control Agents Used in Greenhouse Floriculture Crops: A Preliminary Review. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin (Abstract for Conference Proceedings). 32:91-94.

Technical Abstract: Literature on intraguild predation (IGP) in greenhouse floriculture (GHFC) was reviewed. Despite production practices that could increase the incidence IGP, no studies concretely showed that IGP disrupts GHFC biocontrol. Further studies need to include large-scale trials over entire crop cycles. However, based on studies to date, it appears that IGP effects are not sufficiently problematic to be of serious concern in GHFC, or can be surmounted by modifications in biocontrol practices.

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