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Question 1: Biological control of pests in ________ is a method of controlling pests (including insects, mites, weeds and plant diseases) that relies on predation, parasitism, herbivory, or other natural mechanisms.
Sustainable agricultureOrganic farmingAgricultureIntensive farming

Question 2: ________, and in particular their larvae which are active between May and July in the northern hemisphere, are voracious predators of aphids such as greenfly and blackfly, and will also consume mites, scale insects and small caterpillars.
BeetleUnited StatesHarmonia axyridisCoccinellidae

Question 3: It can be an important component of ________ (IPM) programs.
Organic farmingIntegrated pest managementBiological pest controlPesticide

Question 4: Typhlodromips swirskii (against spider mites, ________, and white flies)

Question 5: Biological control agents of weeds include ________ and plant pathogens.

Question 6: Providing an alternative habitat, usually in a form of a shelterbelt, ________, or beetle bank where beneficial insects can live and reproduce.

Question 7: Adults feed on nectar and ________, which they require for egg production.
Flowering plantPollenSeedPlant

Question 8: Biological Control is defined as the reduction or protection of pest ________ by natural enemies and typically involves an active human role.
Population growthOverpopulationPopulationWorld population

Question 9: This is a small predatory chalcid wasp which is parasitical on ________, a sap-feeding insect which can cause wilting and black sooty moulds.
Greenhouse whiteflyAphidSweet Potato WhiteflyWhitefly

Question 10: A small wasp, Trichogramma ostriniae, was introduced from ________ to help control the European corn borer making it a recent example of a long history of classical biological control efforts for this major pest.
Province (China)ChinaTime in ChinaReligion in China

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