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Green ants as biological control agents in agroforestry

Peng, Renkang K. and Christian, Keith A. (2006). Green ants as biological control agents in agroforestry. In: Townsville Dry Tropics R&D Priorities Workshop, Townsville, 10-11 May 2006.

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IRMA ID 81151512xPUB1
Author Peng, Renkang K.
Christian, Keith A.
Title Green ants as biological control agents in agroforestry
Conference Name Townsville Dry Tropics R&D Priorities Workshop
Conference Location Townsville
Conference Dates 10-11 May 2006
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the Townsville Dry Tropics R&D Priorities Workshop
Place of Publication Kairi
Publisher Private Forestry North Queensland Association Inc.
Publication Year 2006
ISBN 1 74151 938 1   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 1
End Page 31
Total Pages 31
Field of Research 0706 - Horticultural Production
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract The negative impact of insect pests on agroforestry trees is often so great that remedial activity is desirable. Some control methods are effective in increasing tree performance, but they are generally too costly. For some important insect pests, no effective methods exist. The green ant controls over 50 pest species in tropical crops or trees. Given the feeding behaviour of insect pests in agroforestry, green ants are likely to be effective in controlling many pests. The project will test the control efficiency of green ants on the main insect pests and develop a cost-effective and sustainable tree-ant farming system.
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