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Abstract

Biological control of weeds is the deliberate use of natural enemies and pathogens to reduce biomass or population density of a target weed below its economic damage level. Biocontrol methods include 1) the classical approach, ie the control of neutralized weeds by the introduction of exotic control organisms from the weeds native range; 2) the inundated approach, ie periodic releases of an abundant supply of the control agent over the entire weed population to be controlled; and 3) the system management approach , ie the cautious manipulation of a weed-pathogen or weed-insect system by stimulating the build-up of a disease epidemic or insect outbreak on the target weed population. In this COST Action , all three approaches have been considered.

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Authors: MULLER_SCHARER H, ;VOGELGSANG S (EDITORS),
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19242 EN (2000), 79pp.
Availability: COST PUBLICATIONS ARE TO BE ORDERED THROUGH OOPEC SALES POINTS at http://eur-op.eu/general/fr/index.htm
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3012-8
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