Technical Manual

The Applied Bio-nomics Ltd. technical manual was created in 1993 by Don Elliot and researchers at Applied Bio-nomics Ltd. Additional expertise was provided by renowned Canadian researchers Dave Gillespie, Norm Tonks, Bob Costello, Jack Arrand, Marilyn Steiner, Linda Gilkenson, and Jim Matteoni. Although the recommendations for use in crops have evolved over the years to meet changing situations, especially since our switch to non-refrigerated products, the technical manual continues to be a useful resource for researchers and growers as a reference to pest and beneficial insect life cycles and behavior. For up-to-date crop recommendations, please see our Crops section and check-in regularly for updated information.

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150 Glossary
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160 Integrated Pest Management
Making the Transition
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170 Checking Quality
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171 Quality Check Sheet
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180 Effect of Chemicals
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200 Persimilis (Phytoseiulus persimilis)
Two-Spotted Mite Predator
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201 Amblyseius (Neoseiulus) fallacis
Spider Mite Predator
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202 Stethorus
(Stethorus punctillum) - Spider Mite Lady beetle
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210 Encarsia
(Encarsia formosa) - Whitefly Parasite
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215 Delphastus
(Delphastus catalinae) - Whitefly Lady beetle
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220 Cucumeris
[Amblyseius (Neoseiulus) cucumeris] - Thrips Predator
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222 Orius
(Orius spp.) - Minute Pirate Bugs, Thrips Predator
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223 Dicyphus
(Dicyphus hesperus) - Whitefly Predatory Bug
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230 Hypoaspis
[Stratiolaelaps (Hypoaspis) miles]
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231 Atheta
(Atheta coriaria Kraatz) - Shore flies, Fungus gnats, Western flower thrips
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240 Aphidoletes
(Aphidoletes aphidimyza) - Aphid Predatory Midge
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242 Aphidius
(Aphidius matricariae, A. colemani, A. ervi) - Aphid Parasite
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244 Lady beetles
Coccinella septempunctata, Hippodamia convergens, Harmonia axyridis, Coleomegilla maculata
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250 Cryptolaemus
(Cryptolaemus montrouzieri) Mealybug Destroyer, Australian Lady Beetle
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270 Trichogramma
(Trichogramma spp.) Moth Egg Parasite
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280 Miscellaneous Biological Controls
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300 Two-Spotted Spider Mites
(Tetranychus urticae)
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310 Whiteflies
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320 Thrips
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330 Fungus Gnats
(Bradysia species)
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340 Aphids
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350 Miscellaneous Pests
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401 Greenhouse Peppers
Guidelines for Biological Control
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405 Greenhouse Cucumbers
Guidelines for Biological Control
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410 Greenhouse Tomatoes
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455 Greenhouse Poinsettias
Guidelines for Biological Control
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466 Cut Rose Biological Control Program
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470 Interior Plantscapes and Tropical Gardens
Guidelines for Biological Control
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475 IPM and Biological Control for Ornamental Nursery Pests
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Greenhouse Cucumber
Biocontrol Release Rates
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Biological Control
Grower Check Plan
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Greenhouse Pepper
Biocontrol Release Rates
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Biocontrol Release Rates
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Biocontrol Release Rates
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Greenhouse Biological Control Commercial Development in Canada and the Development of Industry Standards
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