Biological Control

The implementation of biological control runs throughout our pest management studies and recommendations.  In addition, our lab hosts the popular website, Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America.

Listed below are a few of our publications in this area (see complete publication list above).

  1. Liu, X. X., M. Chen, H.L. Collins, D. W. Onstad, R. T. Roush, Q. Zhang, E. D. Earle and A.M. Shelton. 2014. Natural enemies delay insect resistance to Bt plants. PLoS One DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0090366.
  2. Herlihy, M, R. Van Driesche, M. Abney, J. Brodeur, A. Bryant, R. Casagrande, D. Delaney, T. Elkner, S. Fleischer, R. Groves, D. Gruner, J. Harmon, G. Heimpel, K. Hemady, T. Kuhar, C. Maund, A. M. Shelton, A. Seaman, M. Skinner, R. Weinzierl, K. Yeargan and. Z. Szendrei. 2012. Distribution of Cotesia rubecula and its displacement of Cotesia glomerata in Eastern North America. Florida Entomologist. 95:461-467.

Biology, ecology and management of insect pests affectiing vegetables and other crops