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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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

Author
item Jandricic, Sarah
item Sanderson, John
item Wraight, Stephen - Steve

Submitted to: IOBC/WPRS Bulletin (Abstract for Conference Proceedings)
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/9/2008
Publication Date: 8/25/2008
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.

Interpretive Summary:

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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