Biological control of major insect pests of vegetable crops
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Biological control is widely acclaimed due to its target specificity, self-perpetuity and safety to the environment. Biological pest control is mainly achieved by using different parasitoids, predators and microscopic parasitic organisms. Large size organisms, visible with naked eyes, include mainly parasitoids (Trichogramma spp.) and predators (lady bird beetle, green lace wing etc.). Entomopathogenic organisms include bacteria (Bacillus thuringiensis, B. papillae etc.), viruses (Nuclear polyhedrosis virus, Granulosis virus etc.), fungi (Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae, Lecanicillium (=Verticillium) lecanii, etc.), or nematodes (Steinernema). The role of these organisms in the management of major vegetable insect pests of tomato, brinjal, okra and cole crops, etc. is discussed herein.
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