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The UC Interactive Tutorial for Biological Control of Insects and Mites

Publication 3412 - Windows - $30.00

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Students, professionals, growers, and master gardeners will benefit from this interactive CD-ROM released in December 2001. This is the perfect teaching tool for anyone interested in learning more about biological control.

Covering more than 60 beneficial species on 75 narrated screens, this tutorial focuses on recognizing signs of parasitism and predation, identifying specific natural enemies of common pests, and understanding the biology of several predators, parasites, and pathogens.

Instruction is also provided on releasing commercially available biological control agents such as insects, mites, and nematodes. Also included: information on integrating the use of pesticides and other management practices with biological control. Twenty-four interactive games and quizzes, including multiple-choice, matching, or "complete-the-diagram" questions, enhance learning.

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Features

  • More than 60 beneficial species
  • 75 presentation screens
  • 24 interactive games and quizzes
  • 350 beautiful color photographs
  • More than 20 detailed illustrations
  • Comprehensive index for easy navigation
  • Windows compatibility

You'll learn to

  • Recognize the signs of parasitism and predation
  • Identify common predator species on farms and landscapes
  • Understand the biology of dozens of predators, parasites, and pathogens
  • Match specific natural enemies with common pests
  • Release commercially available biological control agents including insects, mites, pathogens, and nematodes
  • Integrate the use of pesticides and other management practices with biological control

The perfect teaching tool for

  • Students in biology, pest management, or biological control courses
  • Pest management professionals
  • Growers, horticultural professionals, and master gardeners
  • Anyone who wants to know more about biological control

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These books can be ordered from the UC ANR Communication Services catalog or call 1-800-994-8849.


How to Order

The UC Interactive Tutorial for Biological Control of Insects and Mites
Publication 3412 - Published December 2001
Price $30.00 - Windows - ISBN 1-879906-56-2
Media: CD-ROM

This CD can be ordered from the UC ANR Communication Services catalog.

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