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The Principles of Biological Control in Economic Entomology

Nature volume 119, pages 242243 (12 February 1927) | Download Citation



II. THE CONTROL OF INJURIOUS WEEDS. WE turn now to the second problem, in which the W introduced plant, not the insect, is the enemy of man. We have to decide the question whether it is advisable to undertake researches on the lines of introducing insects which will feed upon and tend to check the growth of those plants which, in new lands like Australia and New Zealand, have got beyond the control of man and threaten to swallow up large areas of valuable land.

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  1. F.R.S., Chief of the Biological Department, Cawthron Institute, Nelson, N.Z.

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