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Studies on Solanum mealy bug, Phenacoccus solani Ferris (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), its parasitoid and predator complex, reproductive potential and utilization as laboratory prey for rearing the
It was revealed that Solanum mealy bug, Phenacoccus solani, is an emerging pest problem and was amenable for mass production on sprouted Irish potato tuber and found aggressive over F. viridae as it displaced their population with in six months/4–5 generations of co-rearing in the laboratory.
Chitinolytic activity in Serratia marcescens (strain SEN) and potency against different larval instars of Spodoptera litura with effect of sublethal doses on insect development
Serratia marcescens strain SEN showed promise as a biocontrol agent of S. litura larvae with insecticidal activity against all the developmental stages and was the first report of the potential of an entomopathogenic S. marcecens strain against different developmental stages of S.'s litura.
Ecology of Termites
Termites show a structured social life, provisioned with work-based divisions, i.e., king, queen, workers, and soldiers. Ecologically, termites interact with living and nonliving surroundings and
Comparative Efficacy of Insecticiedes, Bio-pesticides and Botanicals against Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee infesting Brinjal
The insecticides endosulfan, malathion and quinalphos proved most effective in reducing shoot infestation by 90.0, 87.5 and 80.0%, respectively. Among botanicals, neemarin and achook were
Microbes in Termite Management: Potential Role and Strategies
A broad range of species, from different groups of microbial organisms, have strong association with termites, and some have been recorded as parasites, including species currently used as commercial biological control agents.
Insect Pest Resistance: An Alternative Approach for Crop Protection
Biological control is a component of integrated pest management strategies that minimize insecticide spray applications and move towards ecofriendly systems of pest management.
Interaction of Mycorrhizal Fungi and Azotobacter with Root-Knot Nematodes and Root-Chewing Insects
Azotobacter is a diazotrophic plant-growth promoting rhizobacteria that stimulates plant growth through nitrogen fixation and production of stimulating substances, thereby reducing dependence on chemical fertilizers.
Characterization of putative virulence factors of Serratia marcescens strain SEN for pathogenesis in Spodoptera litura.
This is the first report documenting the fate of ingested S. marcescens in S. litura gut and the relative expression of toxin genes from two S. Marcescens strains differing in their virulence towards Spodoptera litura.
The Management of Spodopteran Pests Using Fungal Pathogens
Use of entomopathogenic fungi as insect biological control agent, their current status as mycoinsecticides, and compatibility of fungi with other crop protection techniques along with control measures of Spodopteran spp.
Ecological Impacts of Termites
Macroinvertebrates play an important role in the maintenance of soil structural stability and fertility in many natural and man-modified habitats. Termites, as dominant invertebrates in tropical