Toxicity of Insecticides and Miticides to Natural Enemies in Australian Grains: A Review
Kathy Overton, Ary A Hoffmann, Olivia L Reynolds, Paul A Umina
Insects | MDPI | Published : 2021
Continued prophylactic chemical control to reduce pest populations in Australian grain farming systems has limited the effectiveness of biological control via natural enemies in crops within an integrated pest management (IPM) framework. While a variety of data is available to infer potential non-target effects of chemicals on arthropod natural enemies, much of it may be irrelevant or difficult to access. Here, we synthesise the literature relevant to Australian grain crops and highlight current knowledge gaps for potential future investment. A range of testing methodologies have been utilised, often deviating from standardised International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) protoco..View full abstract
Awarded by Grains Research and Development Corporation
This research was funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation, grant number UOM1906-002RTX.