Conservation biological control and IPM practices in Brassica vegetable crops in China

Liu, Yin-Quan, Shi, Zu-Hua, Zalucki, Myron P. and Liu, Shu-Sheng (2014) Conservation biological control and IPM practices in Brassica vegetable crops in China. Biological Control, 68 1: 37-46. doi:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2013.06.008


Author Liu, Yin-Quan
Shi, Zu-Hua
Zalucki, Myron P.
Liu, Shu-Sheng
Title Conservation biological control and IPM practices in Brassica vegetable crops in China
Formatted title
Conservation biological control and IPM practices in Brassica vegetable crops in China
Journal name Biological Control   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1049-9644
1090-2112
Publication date 2014-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2013.06.008
Open Access Status
Volume 68
Issue 1
Start page 37
End page 46
Total pages 10
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher Academic Press
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Brassicas are major vegetable crops in China but the systems for growing the crops are complex. During the last 30 years, the area of vegetable crops has increased steadily, however, the control of insect pests on brassica vegetables has largely relied on the heavy use of chemical insecticides, resulting in high levels of resistance, insecticide residues hazardous to human health and other serious consequences. Nevertheless, efforts to develop practical and sustainable integrated pest management (IPM) strategies for brassica vegetables have been implemented. Here we first review the work on surveys of natural enemies of insect pests in brassicas and describe the biology and ecology of a few important parasitoids. We then introduce the progress of conservation biological control by reviewing studies on evaluation of natural enemies and selective insecticides, the work on the development of action thresholds and some successful examples of IPM field trials at the cropping system level. The successful examples of IPM practices in brassicas show the great potential of conservation biological control to reduce chemical pesticide input and improve vegetable production in the future.
Keyword Action thresholds
Biological control
Brassica
Conservation
Crop system
Natural enemies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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