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Biological Control

  • Volume 12Issue 12

  • ISSN: 1049-9644

Editor-In-Chief: Rachel Melnick

  • 5 Year impact factor: 4.1
  • Impact factor: 4.2

Biological control is an environmentally sound and effective means of reducing or mitigating pests and pest effects through the use of natural enemies. The aim of Biological Contr… Read more

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Biological control is an environmentally sound and effective means of reducing or mitigating pests and pest effects through the use of natural enemies. The aim of Biological Control is to promote this science and technology through publication of original research articles and reviews of research and theory. The journal devotes a section to reports on biotechnologies dealing with the elucidation and use of genes or gene products for the enhancement of biological control agents.

The journal encompasses biological control of viral, microbial, nematode, insect, mite, weed, and vertebrate pests in agriculture, aquatic, forest, natural resource, stored product, and urban environments. Biological control of arthropod pests of human and domestic animals is also included. Ecological, molecular, and biotechnological approaches to the understanding of biological control are welcome. The journal Biological Control publishes work that focuses on living biological control agents. The use of natural compounds derived from living organisms or extracts from plants or microbes to manage pests, pathogens, or weeds are not a fit to the journal.

This multidisciplinary journal covers:

Entomology:
Parasitoids, predators, and pathogens and their use through importation, augmentation, and/or habitat management strategies
Plant Pathology:
Antagonism, competition, cross-protection, hyperparasitism, hypovirulence, and soil suppressiveness through naturally occurring and introduced agents
Nematology:
Predators, parasitoids, and pathogens in biological control through augmentation and/or habitat management strategies and suppressive soils through naturally occurring and introduced agents
Weed Science:
Vertebrates, invertebrates, and pathogens and their use through classical, augmentative, or bioherbicidal tactics

The following sections are included:

Molecular Technology:
Advances in the understanding of biological control agents and their mechanisms
Forum:
Theoretical and special topics Letters to the Editors-serving as an avenue for debate.