General Introduction and Outline

Abstract Microbial pesticides have been developed for a 100 years, but many of these crop protection products have not been successful in the market. The history of microbial pest control products is summarized, the companies involved are reviewed, and the reasons for success and failure are briefly described. The need for a model that facilitates the development and commercialization of these products is recognized. The entomopathogenic bacteria, fungi, viruses and nematodes utilized as biocontrol agents are briefly introduced. For the first time, a rational and structured roadmap will be designed that will increase the chances of achieving success with microbial pest control products. Finally, this chapter presents an outline of this book. Terminology and definitions used are provided in the Appendix for products, methods of control, and control strategies.

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