Guide for the first-time importation and release of arthropod biological control agents in Canada / P.G. Mason ... [et al.].: A42-122/2017E-PDF

“This guide provides petitioners, reviewers of petitions and interested Canadian citizens with information on the requirements for obtaining regulatory permission for first-time importation and release of insect and mite biological control agents in Canada. Where necessary, this information is presented separately for agents intended for use against weeds and those for arthropod pests because of slightly different protocols in the testing and petitioning of these agents. The guide also outlines the process involved in preparing a petition of expected standardized format, and how the actual permit for importation is obtained after an agent has been approved for release. For reviewers, it outlines what information should be provided by petitioners to allow for a scientifically sound assessment of the safety of a candidate agent”--Intent, p. 3.

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Department/Agency Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
AAFC Biological Control Working Group.
Title Guide for the first-time importation and release of arthropod biological control agents in Canada / P.G. Mason ... [et al.].
Variant title Guide for the importation and release of arthropod biological control agents
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Guide relatif à l’importation et dissémination au Canada d’arthropodes destinés à la lutte biologique
"Prepared for the AAFC Biological Control Working Group, May 2017."
Includes bibliographical references.
Appendix E. A petition for experimental open-field release of Hypena opulenta, a potential biological control agent of swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum nigrum and V. rossicum) in North America / submitted by R. Casagrande... [et al.] (iii, 46 p.) --Appendix F. Petition for cage- and open field release of Tetrastichus setifer (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae) for biological control of the lily leaf beetle, Lilioceris lilii (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) in Canada / submitted by N. Cappuccino ... [et al.] (29 p.) --Appendix G. A petition for first release of the parasitoid wasp Encarsia formosa Gahan (Hymenoptera, Aphelinidae) for biological control of greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) (Hemiptera, Aleyrodidae) in greenhouse crops / submitted by Dave Gillespie and Recneps Nairb (vi, 22 p.).
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2017.
Author / Contributor Mason, Peter George,1952-
Description iv, 54, iii, 46, 29, vi, 22 p. : forms, col. ill, col. maps
ISBN 978-0-660-09498-4
Catalogue number
  • A42-122/2017E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 12700E
Subject terms Pests
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