Examining Parasitoid Effects On Aphid Populations In Québec
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Alexandre Leblanc is an Associate Professor at the Dept. of Statistics at the University of Manitoba.

                       

Examining Parasitoid Effects On Aphid Populations In Québec

Insect pest populations are known to be regulated, at least in part, by naturally-occurring natural enemies such as pathogens, predators, and parasitoids — the latter living at the expense of their host, like parasites, but eventually killing it. Natural enemies have the advantage to exert a prolonged pressure on pest populations. They maintain pest densities at low levels, thereby preventing insecticide applications. Properly quantifying the impact of pest management strategies is of utmost importance in agriculture to ensure they are...

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