Peste control.a process that maintains nuisance organisms below economic thresholds, is a complex ecological process often mediated by biodiversity. Agricultural intensification results in widespread losses of biodiversity, with important implications for pest controlling. This article reviews how biological diversity at several levels of biological organization (e.g., crop genetic, trait, and species diversity, predator diversity, and multitrophic interactions including ecological network interactions) and distinct spatial scales (e.g., crop field, noncrop habitats, and landscape heterogeneity) affects biological pest control. Increases in biodiversity resulting from ecological or organic farming techniques can promote pest control within agricultural landscapes, but the effects of increased diversity are highly variable.
A relatively standard part of peste control programs is the log containing all the relevant information about the program. Some information in the log is legally required, whilst other information is needed or required for the company’s own purposes and to satisfy external quality assurance programs.