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Guide for the first-time importation and release of arthropod biological control agents in Canada

Guide for the first-time importation and release of arthropod biological control agents in Canada

P.G. Mason, R.A. De Clerck-Floate, B. Gallant, D.R. Gillespie, K. Floate, R. Bourchier, H. Douglas, C. Vincent, and G. Boivin

The Guide for the first-time importation and release of arthropod biological control agents in Canada is now published. It is intended to provide guidance to individuals/organizations planning to submit petitions for release of biological control agents in Canada. The Guide outlines regulatory requirements, information needed in a submission, resources that can be consulted and examplepetitions for phytophagous (classical), entomophagous (classical and augmentative) agents are provided. The work is an output of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Biological Control Working Group and is an update of an earlier version published in 2006.

The Guide can be downloaded from the Government of Canada Publications website:

 

 

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