Biological Control

Cornell University.

Provides photographs and descriptions of biological control parasitoids, predators, pathogens and weed feeders for insect, disease and weed pests in North America. A tutorial on the concepts and practices of biological control, a glossary and index of organisms and habitat/crops terms are also included.

Oregon State University. Integrated Plant Protection Center.

Focused on Oregon, but of wide benefit, this is a grower-based program in conservation biological control and pollinator conservation. Information available includes training activities, a pocket guide of natural enemies and insectary planting publications.

Illinois Natural History Survey. Center for Ecological Entomology.

Covers parasites, pathogens, predators, and weed feeder species, and models and theories of population dynamics for pest control.

University of California, Berkeley. College of Natural Resources.

Up-to-date events, announcements and news for biological control.

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Information about pest biological control management programs to protect United States agricultural and environmental resources.

EPA. Office of Pesticide Programs.

Evaluates the proposed biopesticides to assure that its use will not pose unreasonable risks of harm to human health and the environment. Provides information on the regulation and registration of biopesticides. Both registration applicants and the public may find information about the regulatory process and active ingredients of biopesticides.

North Carolina State University. Department of Entomology.

Provides an introduction to biological control concepts, purchasing and application of natural enemies, compatibility of biocontrol insects with pesticides, and pest look-a-likes.