Releasing biological control agents
Other issues to consider
- It doesn't matter how many agents you release, or at how many perfect sites you release at if the agents are of poor quality.
- It may be possible to tailor the selection of individual biotypes for varying habitats/climates
- Rearing, resting stages, mass-production, disease
- Refer to standard texts for more information on these other issues that may be relevant to completing the relevant section of the application forms.
See Bellows and Fisher (1999) or Etzel and Legner (1999) for more information.
Bellows T.S. and Fisher T.W. (1999). Handbook of Biological Control: Principles and Applications of Biological Control. Academic Press, San Diego.
Etzel L.K. and Legner E.F. (1999). Culture and colonisation. Pp. 125-197 In: Handbook of Biological Control: Principles and Applications of Biological Control, T.S. Bellows and T.W. Fisher (Ed.) Academic Press.
Collection and redistribution