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Title Biological control of insect and mite pests in Iran : a review from fundamental and applied aspects / Javad Karimi, Hossein Madadi, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xv, 621 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Progress in biological control, 1573-5915 ; volume 18
Progress in biological control ; v. 18. 1573-5915
Contents Preface -- Chapter 1 : Introduction -- Chapter 2 : History of pest control and entomology in Iran -- Chapter 3: Predators -- Part 3.1. Ladybirds -- Part 3.2. Heteropterans -- Part 3.3. Other predator groups including -- Lacewings, Syrphids, Midges -- Chapter 4: Insect Pathogens -- Part 4.1. Bacterial entomopathogens -- Part 4.2. Fungal entomopathogens -- Part 4.3. Entomopathogenic and insect parasitic nematodes -- Part 4.4. Other entomopathogenic groups including viruses, protistans and Wolbachia -- Part 5.1. Parasitic wasps Chalcidoidea Ichneumonoidea -- Part 5.2. Superfamily Platygastroidea, Natural enemies of true bugs, moths, spiders and other insects -- Part 5.3. Egg parasitoids of Iran, Superfamily Chalcidoidea, with particular emphasis on Trichogrammatidae -- Part 5.4. Biological control in pomegranate orchards -- Part 5.5. Aphids Parasitoids : Aphidinae -- Part 5.6. Parasitic flies -- Chapter 6: Biological Control of mite pests in Iran -- Chapter 7: Biological control of some medically important flies in Iran -- Chapter 8: Final comments and conclusions -- Limitation of biocontrol program in Iran -- Future of Biocontrol in Iran -- Subject Index
Summary The book provides a reference to biological control of arthropod pests in agriculture and of public health importance in Iran. A quick glance over the literature shows a long history of biocontrol attempts in the country. Some historically important events highlighting the interest of Iranian academic, research and extension fields to the natural enemies and their applied aspects are provided. Iran, with an exception of the former USSR, was a pioneer in both basic and applied biocontrol in West Asia. The book consists of four parts: three parts for predators, parasitoids and pathogens, and last part for other approaches and analyses of the current state of biological control in Iran. The book provides the most up-to-date information on pest control and related topics of entomology in Iran. The chapters are written by scholars from major Universities and research centers in Iran
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 7, 2021)
Subject Insect pests -- Biological control -- Iran
Mites -- Biological control -- Iran
Insect pests -- Biological control.
Mites -- Biological control.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Karimi, Javad, editor
Madadi, Hossein, editor
ISBN 9783030639907