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Elsa S. Sánchez, Ermita Hernández, Mark L. Gleason, Jean C. Batzer, Mark A. Williams, Timothy Coolong, and Ricardo Bessin

. < http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/NewsArticles/CucBW.htm > Momol, M.T. Norelli, J.L. Aldwinckle, H.S. 1999 Evaluation of biological control agents systemic acquired resistance inducers and bactericides for the control of fire blight on apple

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Bethany A. Harris, S. Kristine Braman, and Svoboda V. Pennisi

insects help keep the natural system in balance and prevent explosive pest population growth from taking over essential natural resources. There are over 6000 insect species that have been considered biological control agents and are being used to fight

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Thomas M. Sjulin

of the host plant to infection, and chemical and biological control agents. ELIMINATION OF PATHOGEN INOCULUM The first step in reducing the likelihood of infection by Colletotrichum spp. is soil disinfestation. Elimination of the pathogen from

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Ravi Bika, Cristi Palmer, Lisa Alexander, and Fulya Baysal-Gurel

establishment of biological control agents on host tissue before the pathogen is crucial for proper disease suppression. According to Kessel et al. (2002) , sporulation of B. cinerea was not significantly reduced when U. atrum was applied 12 h or less

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Xiaoyuan Feng, Baogang Wang, Wensheng Li, Lei Shi, Jiankang Cao, and Weibo Jiang

18 Hong, C.X. Michailides, T.J. Holtz, B.A. 1998 Effects of wounding, inoculum density, and biological control agents on postharvest brown rot of stone fruits Plant Dis. 82 1210 1216

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Raymond A. Cloyd

systemic application of acephate Pestic. Sci. 42 13 16 10.1002/ps.2780420103 Croft, B.A. 1990 Arthropod biological control agents and pesticides Wiley-Interscience New York Daughtrey, M.L. Jones, R.K. Moyer, J.W. Daub, M.E. Baker, J.R. 1997 Tospoviruses

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Kiffnie M. Holt, George Opit, James R. Nechols, David C. Margolies, and Kimberly A. Williams

-effective for longer-term ornamental crops, such as roses ( Rosa spp.) and foliage plants on which predatory mites are used as a biological control agent of TSM ( Burnett, 1979 ; Chant, 1961 ; Gould and Light, 1971 ; Gough, 1991 ; Hamlen, 1978

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Victoria Ann Surrage, Claudia Lafrenière, Mike Dixon, and Youbin Zheng

between 1000 and 1300 hr ( Heuvelink, 2005 ). Weekly maintenance included plant maintenance (deleafing, lowering, cluster clipping) and scouting for greenhouse pest insects. Biological control agents were applied biweekly to suppress pest insects. Orius

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Tracy Monique Magellan, Chad Husby, Stella Cuestas, and M. Patrick Griffith

Carolina State Univ. Hort. Info. Lflt. No. 450. 25 Jan. 2013. < http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/pdf/hil-450.pdf > Broome, T. 2007 Coffee, cycads’ new best friend? Cycad Nwsl. 30 4 44 46 Cave, R.D. 2006 Biological control agents of the cycad

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Raymond A. Cloyd, Karen A. Marley, Richard A. Larson, and Bari Arieli

al., 2001 ), and/or biological control by introducing biological control agents ( Birken and Cloyd, 2007 ; Chambers et al., 1993 ; Gillespie and Quiring, 1990 ; Harris et al., 1995 ). Another potential management strategy may be to use products or