Mites are now used in various ways for biological control, with a growing number of species being sold commercially throughout the world. The authors of this landmark publication, who have between them a huge wealth of experience working with mites in biological control programs, have put together a book that will for many years be the standard reference on the subject.
The book will be of great value to all those working in crop protection and biological control both in research as well as in commercial operations, including acarologists, entomologists, integrated pest management specialists, agricultural and plant scientists. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should all have copies on their shelves.
Uri Gerson is at the Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel. Robert L. Smiley and Ronald Ochoa are at the Systematic Entomology Laboratory, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD, USA