From Bugs to Books Helyer leads the way

?Biological Control in Plant Protection A Colour Handbook ? the world-wide best seller? has just been published following its complete revision. ?This Second Edition takes into account the many developments in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the decade since it was first launched.

This fully illustrated handbook includes 300 new photographs, chapters on the biology and lifecycles of major pests, parasitic and predatory insect controls and a greatly enlarged section describing beneficial pathogens.? The chapters? on ?cropping systems? and? ?biological? control in perspective? bring this handbook to life and reinforces the notion that biological control has? come- of- age, with many? growers increasingly seeing it as their first option in plant protection.

The book provides both the professional grower and keen amateur with vital information on pest monitoring, setting up a biological control programme and how to make the programme work within the wider context of IPM. This ground breaking publication benefits from Neil Helyer?s experience, first as an entomologist based at the Glasshouse Crops Research Institute (Littlehampton) and for the last 20 years as Fargro?s field based?? biological control expert. In his role at Fargro, Helyer collaborates with many of the UK?s leading growers helping to design and then support the implementation of their IPM plans.

Paul Sopp; Fargro?s Technical Director commenting on its publications said ? The timing? of the revision of the book could not have been better following the introduction of the Sustainable Use Directive at the beginning of 2014.? It is certain to become an essential how- to, grower guide, while at the same time being an invaluable tool for all students.?

This publication can be found within all specialist bookshops ?or can be purchased ?from Fargro at the special promotional price of ?41.95 (inc p&p) ?by calling 01903 726100? or emailing

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