volume 166, issue 7, P574-582 2018
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12704
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Nathalie Brenard, Vincent Sluydts, Luc De Bruyn, Herwig Leirs, Rob Moerkens

Abstract: Abstract Biological control is widespread in management of greenhouse sweet pepper crops. Several species of predatory mites, bugs, and parasitoids are used against a wide range of pest species. However, biological control of particular pests like aphids, caterpillars, and the tobacco whitefly, Bemisia tabaci Gennadius, remains problematic. Macrolophus pygmaeus Rambur (Hemiptera: Miridae) is a generalist predatory bug which is used on a large scale in Western European tomato greenhouses. It has already been d…

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