Biological Control: Measures of Success by G. M. Gurr, N. D. Barlow, J. Memmott (auth.), Geoff Gurr,

By G. M. Gurr, N. D. Barlow, J. Memmott (auth.), Geoff Gurr, Steve Wratten (eds.)

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This approach may sometimes pose risks because natural enemy importations made in such projects may receive less public scrutiny. The importance of this concern depends on how the review process is organised in a particular country. It is of greater importance for importation of agents of arthropod biological control than of weed biological control because a more rigorous host range estimation process is often required for the importation of the latter. Local projects may also suffer by having a narrower financial base.

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