9. Pick and Mix: Selecting Flowering Plants to Meet the Requirements of Target Biological Control Insects

  1. Geoff M. Gurr3,
  2. Steve D. Wratten4,
  3. William E. Snyder5 and
  4. Donna M. Y. Read6
  1. Felix L. Wäckers1 and
  2. Paul C. J. van Rijn2

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch9

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

How to Cite

Wäckers, F. L. and van Rijn, P. C. J. (2012) Pick and Mix: Selecting Flowering Plants to Meet the Requirements of Target Biological Control Insects, in Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management (eds G. M. Gurr, S. D. Wratten, W. E. Snyder and D. M. Y. Read), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation (Charles Sturt University and NSW Department of Primary Industries), PO Box 883 Orange, NSW 2800, Australia

  2. 4

    Bio-Protection Research Centre, PO Box 84, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand

  3. 5

    Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99163, USA

  4. 6

    Charles Sturt University, PO Box 883 Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Lancaster University, LEC, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Lancaster, UK and Biobest, Ilse Velden 18, Westerlo, Belgium

  2. 2

    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656860

Online ISBN: 9781118231838

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Keywords:

  • pick and mix, flowering plants for insect control;
  • new biochemical techniques;
  • field collected insects, gut content;
  • the ‘right kind’ of diversity;
  • flowering plant suitability, entomophagous arthropods;
  • floral vegetation selection, maximising ES;
  • floral resources, and competition;
  • hymenopteran parasitoids;
  • anthocorids, the right flowers in seed mixtures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods of Studying Flower Exploitation

  • Floral Food Requirements for different Groups of Biological Control Agents

  • Conclusion

  • References