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    Brígida Souza, Luis L. Vázquez, Rosangela C. Marucci, editors.
    Summary: This book aims to address the importance of natural enemies and functional diversity for biological control in Neotropical agroecosystems. Several aspects related to the conservation of natural enemies, such as vegetation design and climate change, are discussed in Part 1 and the bioecology of several insects groups used in biological control in Latin America is presented in Part 2. Part 3 is devoted to mass production of natural enemies while Part 4 describes how these insects have been used to control of pests in major crops, forests, pasture, weeds and plant diseases. Lastly, Part 5 reports Latin-American experiences of integration of biological in pest management programs.

    Part 1. Conservation of natural enemies and functional biodiversity in Neotropical agroecosystems
    1. Vegetational design to enhance biological control of insect pests in agroecosystems
    2. Interactions of natural enemies with non-cultivated plants
    3. Quality of agroecosystems as habitats to natural enemies and biological control agents
    4. Plants as food for adult natural enemies
    5. Dispersion and increase of natural enemies in agroecosystems
    6. Climate change and biological control of pests in agriculture
    Part 2. Bioecology of natural enemies used in biological control in the Neotropical region
    7. Predator insects
    8. Predator mites
    9. Parasitoid insects
    10. Entomopathogenic nematodes
    11. Entomopathogenic fungi
    12. Entomopathogenic virus
    13. Bacillus thuringiensis
    14. Interactions of entomopathogenic fungus with entomophagous insects in agroecosystems
    Part 3. Mass production of biocontrol agents in Latin America: rearing techniques and releasing strategies
    15. Predators insects
    16. Predatory mites for the biological control of phytophagous mites
    17. Parasitoid insects
    18. Entomopathogenic nematodes
    19. Entomopathogenic fungi
    20. Entomopathogenic virus
    21. Bacillus thuringiensis
    Part 4. Biological control in major crops, forests, pasture, weeds and plant diseases in the Neotropical region
    22. Bean
    23. Coffee
    24. Cotton
    25. Forests
    26. Fruit crops
    27. Maize
    28. Oleraceous
    29. Ornamental plants
    30. Pasture
    31. Rice
    32. Soybean
    33. Sugarcane
    34. Microbial control of sugarcane pests
    35. Weeds
    36. Plant diseases
    37. Physiological and ecological selectivity of pesticides for natural enemies of insects
    38. Use of natural chemical products for pest control
    39. Effects of transgenic plants over natural enemies
    40. Use of silicon as resistance factor for plants against insect pests. Use of semiochemical-based strategies to enhance biological control
    41. Use of semiochemical-based strategies to enhance biological control
    42. Aphid-tending ants and their effects on natural enemies used in the biological control
    Digital Access Springer 2019