Biological Control as a Component of Sustainable Agriculture
This website will give you information about research conducted by Dr. W. Joe Lewis of the USDA Agricultural Research Service and collaborating visiting scientists in his laboratory in Tifton, GA. Research is aimed at understanding the interaction of natural enemies, herbivores and plants and the application of biological control as part of an ecologically-based farm management strategy.
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Home | Our Laboratory | Glossary | Vision and Research Goals | Foraging Behavior of Parasitoids | Plant Defenses | Application of Multitrophic Interactions Knowledge | Sustainable Cotton Production Project | Publications and Abstracts | Related Web Sites
Also available is the paper A total system approach to sustainable pest management by Lewis, et al., appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Nov. 1997):
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.