Mass Production Of Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates And Entomopathogens by Juan A. Morales-ramos

Mass Production Of Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates And Entomopathogens

byJuan A. Morales-ramosEditorM. Guadalupe Rojas, David I. Shapiro-ilan

Hardcover | November 6, 2013

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Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates and Entomopathogensis an essential reference and teaching tool for researchers in developed and developing countries working to produce "natural enemies" in biological control and integrated pest management programs.

As we become aware of the negative impact of pesticides in human health and on the environment, interest is rapidly increasing in developing biological pest control alternatives. Tremendous advances have been made in beneficial organism technology, such as insect predators and parasitoids, mite predators, entomopathogenic nematodes, fungi, bacteria, and viruses. However, developing techniques to mass produce these biological control agents is not enough if the cost of commercialization is prohibitive. Advancing mass production to the level of economic feasibility is critical, so these new technologies can compete in the open market.

This book educates academic and industry researchers, and enables further development of mass production so new technologies can compete in the open market. It is also an excellent resource for those researching beneficial arthropod mass production and technologies for other uses, including for study and application in biotechnology and biomedical research.



  • Focuses on techniques for mass production of beneficial organisms and methods of evaluation and quality assessment
  • Organizes and presents the most advanced and current knowledge on methods to mass produce beneficial organisms in response to the increased global demand for alternatives to chemical pesticides for biological control producers
  • Includes a team of highly respected editors and authors with broad expertise in these areas

About The Author

Dr. Morales main expertise is in mass production of arthropods, insect nutritional ecology and thedevelopment of rearing methods and mechanization of rearing processes for beneficial arthropods.Between 1992 and 1998, he developed mass propagation technology for the boll weevil parasitoidCatolaccus grandis. This research earned him the ...

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Title:Mass Production Of Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates And EntomopathogensFormat:HardcoverDimensions:764 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 6, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123914531

ISBN - 13:9780123914538

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Table of Contents

Section I: Parasitoids and Predators

Section II: Pathogens

Section III: Arthropods for Other Applications

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".covers the topic of large scale production of a huge range of insects and entomopathogens, plus some useful additional topics covering areas such as diet development, quality assurance and formulation.as a reference point for information on starting up production in any of the areas covered, this book would be a useful source of updated information."--Society for Invertebrate Pathology Newsletter, June 2014