melinusfor biocontrol of the Red Scale of citrus (Aonidiella
dactylopiifor biocontrol of Planococcus citri
montrouzieri for biocontrol of Planococcus citri
widespread use of chemicals in agriculture, aiming to intensive
production, has led to serious damages to environment and
Many of these chemicals have recently been banned in order
to avoid risks and to adopt alternative systems for the environmental
Biological control is based on the natural competition between
organisms living in the same habitat.
Trees phytophagous natural enemies are reared both as powerful
tools for biological crop protection and as a way of streghtening
the natural population defeated by the use of chemicals.
other countries of the world biological control has already
replaced the use of chemicals.
In citrus fruit growing, biological control has achieved excellent
results and has gained great interest among farmers, witnesses
of incresing successes.