Biological Control at National ESA Meetings

Biological control was the topic of many of the presentations at the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America, held in Dallas, Texas December 13-17. There were over 90 submitted ten-minute papers or display presentations related to biological control, as well as many additional talks on various aspects of biological control by invited speakers in symposia and formal conferences. The symposium on "Inundative Release of Pathogens, Parasitoids and Predators Impacts and Constraints" provided a forum for discussing the past, present and future of augmentative biological control. There was also a lively discussion amongst researchers, extension personnel, and government agencies in the "Informal Conference on Augmentative Biological Control: Improving the Impacts, Reducing the Constraints A Discussion of Strategies." Some of the information presented at these meetings will be included in upcoming issues of MBCN, in either the commodity reports section or News, Events, and Reviews section.


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