Historical Developments in Biological Control

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Historical Developments in Biological Control

The purposeful control of insect pests and weeds by biotic agents is a comparatively modern development having become effective techniques in pest control only since 1890. However, there are antecedent historical events which trace the evolution of some of the fundamental concepts in the development of Biological control.

The overall population of Rachel Carlson’s “Silent Spring” in 1962 had gained increasing acceptance in very recent years through various practices of biological control method. Historically, the growth of discipline was much slow and painful.

The historical events could be identified with following developmental periods:

A) Early History to 1888 (Ancient period)

B) Middle History to 1940

C) Middle History to 1962

D) Recent Advances 1962 Onwards

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