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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Biological Solutions to Crop Protection. a Shift from the Chemical Paradigm

item Slininger, Patricia

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 11, 2005
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The traditional use of single mode of action chemicals has resulted in the development of resistance to a wide range of pesticides in a large number of insects, mites, plant pathogens, and weeds. Use of natural biological agents is a valuable alternative strategy which slows the development of resistance mechanisms in target pests because multiple modes of action often come into play. Beneficial micro-organsisms, natural products, macro-organisms, semiochemicals, and genes are all tools in our pest biocontrol tool box. Key aspects of discovery, mode of action, and development for commercial applications will be explored.

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