Combined Chemical and Biological Control of Insects by Means of a Systemic Insecticide

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BIOLOGICAL control as a supplement to chemical control of insect pests was discussed by the first -named author in an article in Nature in 19441. It was shown that there was a practical possibility of utilizing the predators and parasites of a pest species by controlling the pest with a selective insecticide. A selective insecticide was defined as a chemical which is toxic to pests but which does not kill the natural enemies of pests—the predators and parasites.

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RIPPER, W., Greenslade, R. & Lickerish, L. Combined Chemical and Biological Control of Insects by Means of a Systemic Insecticide. Nature 163, 787–789 (1949) doi:10.1038/163787a0

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