Biological controls in botanic gardens

  • Julian Ives Dragonfli

Abstract

Biological control of insect pests in horticulture is evolving rapidly but use in botanic gardens can be difficult due to the variety and extent of the plant collections held at these gardens. This paper describes examples of successful biological control of mealybug species at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and looks at some of the challenges to extending the use of such controls in all environments.

Author Biography

Julian Ives, Dragonfli

Julian Ives is Director of Dragonfli Ltd, a company which sells biological controls and advises on their use.

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Published
2020-02-21
How to Cite
Ives, J. (2020). Biological controls in botanic gardens. Sibbaldia: The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (18), 117-125. https://doi.org/10.23823/Sibbaldia/2020.292
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