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Biological Control at Entomology Society Meetings

Biological control was well represented at the 50th meeting of the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America, held March 26-29 in Lexington, Kentucky. The Program Symposium on Assessing Natural Enemy Populations and Their Impacts provided detailed information on quantifying parasite, predator and pathogen populations, as well as specific possibilities for biological control programs in certain crops, including alfalfa, apples and corn. In an Informal Conference entitled "Extension Biological Control Programming: Fostering Regional Cooperation" speakers talked about specific extension programs in the North Central States (including MBCN) with a focus on biological control, and participated in a discussion with the audience on how to improve such programs. In addition to these symposia there were numerous talks and posters on research in biological control.

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