Planning field releases: between practicability and practical relevance

Published on
April 25, 2016

ESR update - Before releasing a parasitoid as a potential biological control agent a lot of things need to be considered. How many individuals should be used? Which stage should be released? Should they be distributed in the area or set free in one spot? How to measure the effect?

Of course this is all a question of what exactly you want to achieve and what constraints you are facing.

Judith Stahl MSc.