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The Biological Control of Crop Pests in the Caribbean

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A collection of four papers from the seventh meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee of Plant Protection Directors, Caribbean Area which took place October 26-30, 1992 in Roseau, Dominica.

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Advances in Mycopesticide Formulation and Application

The use of chemical pesticides has increased continuously since their invention in the 1920s and 1930s. They have enabled farmers to achieve high standards of pest control and thereby to produce high yields of blemishfree crops. Unfortunately, there are several well-known disadvantages to intensive use of chemical pesticides including environmental pollution, destruction of nontarget organisms, induction of secondary pest problems and pesticide resistance.

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