@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999151,
	  title     = {Targeting the Life Cycle Stages of the Diamond Back Moth (Plutella xylostella) with Three Different Parasitoid Wasps},
	  author    = {F. O. Faithpraise and  J. Idung and  C. R. Chatwin and  R. C. D. Young and  P. Birch},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {A continuous time model of the interaction between
crop insect pests and naturally beneficial pest enemies is created
using a set of simultaneous, non-linear, ordinary differential
equations incorporating natural death rates based on the Weibull
distribution. The crop pest is present in all its life-cycle stages of:
egg, larva, pupa and adult. The beneficial insects, parasitoid wasps,
may be present in either or all parasitized: eggs, larva and pupa.
Population modelling is used to estimate the quantity of the natural
pest enemies that should be introduced into the pest infested
environment to suppress the pest population density to an
economically acceptable level within a prescribed number of days.
The results obtained illustrate the effect of different combinations of
parasitoid wasps, using the Pascal distribution to estimate their
success in parasitizing different pest developmental stages, to deliver
pest control to a sustainable level. Effective control, within a
prescribed number of days, is established by the deployment of two
or all three species of wasps, which partially destroy pest: egg, larvae
and pupae stages. The selected scenarios demonstrate effective
sustainable control of the pest in less than thirty days.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Bioengineering and Life Sciences},
	  volume    = {8},
	  number    = {5},
	  year      = {2014},
	  pages     = {528 - 536},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999151},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/89},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 89, 2014},