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Insect pathogens as biological control agents: Back to the future.
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Current information on development, use and future directions of insect-specific viruses, bacteria, fungi and nematodes as components of integrated pest management strategies for control of arthropod pests of crops, forests, urban habitats, and insects of medical and veterinary importance is presented. Expand
Application technology and environmental considerations for use of entomopathogenic nematodes in biological control
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With some exceptions foliar applications have been less successful than soil applications due to nematode susceptibility to desiccation and UV; recent research, however, indicates that frequent low-rate applications of nematodes to foliage can result in substantial suppression of greenhouse pests such as thrips. Expand
Nematodes as biocontrol agents
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A Systems Approach to Conservation of Entomopathogenic Nematodes and Interactions with Agrochemicals and Other Biocontrol Agents is presented. Expand
Entomopathogenic nematode production and application technology.
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This review provides a summary and analysis of factors that affect production and application of EPNs and offers insights for their future in biological insect suppression. Expand
Microbial control of insect pests in temperate orchard systems: potential for incorporation into IPM.
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Control of several orchard pest insects using MCAs, including viruses, Bacillus thuringiensis, fungi, and entomopathogenic nematodes, have been demonstrated in apple, pear, stone fruits, citrus, and several nut crops. Expand
Susceptibility of a native and an exotic lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) to Beauveria bassiana.
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The exotic multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, became established and recently spread across much of North America and southern Canada and it is hypothesized that low susceptibility of H. axyridi to B. bassiana (found to infect O. v-nigrum) may provide an intraguild advantage to H. Axyridis. Expand
Effects of combining an entomopathogenic fungi or bacterium with entomopathogenic nematodes on mortality of Curculio caryae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
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It is concluded that the pathogenic combinations investigated are not likely to improve suppression of C. caryae larvae beyond what is expected from single application of the pathogen with greatest virulence. Expand
Production of Entomopathogenic Nematodes
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As production efficiency improves, the utility of entomopathogenic nematodes in biological control will expand, and a number of advancements can be made to improve production efficiency and biocontrol potential. Expand
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