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Biological Control of Plant Pathogens, Pests and Weeds

 
     
 


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Biological control of plant pathogens 

 

Inoculum

 

Historical background

 

Phyllosphere-phylloplane and rhizosphere-rhizoplane regions

 

Antagonism

   

Amensalism (antibiosis and lysis)

   

Competition

   

Predation and parasitism : Mycoparasitism, nematophagy and mycophagy

 

Application of biological control

   

Crop rotation

   

Irrigation

   

Alteration of soil pH

   

Organic amendments

   

Soil treatment with selected chemicals

   

Introduction of antagonists : Seed inoculation, vegetative part inoculation and soil inoculation

   

Use of mycorrhizal fungi

 

Genetic engineering of biocontrol agents

Biological control of insect pests

 

Microbial pesticidies

   

Bacterial, viral and fungal pesticides

   

Viral pesticides

 

 

Mycopesticides

Biological control of weeds

 

Mycoherbicides

 

Insects as biocontrol agents


 
     
 
 
     




     
 
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