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Successes and failures in the use of parasitic nematodes for pest control
The successes or failures of the nematodes against 24 arthropod pest species of agriculture and animals and against a major slug pest in agriculture are discussed in this review.
Entomopathogenic nematodes for control of insect pests above and below ground with comments on commercial production.
Highlights of EPN development for control of insect pests above and below ground include those from foliar, soil surface, cryptic and subterranean habitats.
Efficacy and Persistence of Steinernema carpocapsae (Rhabditida: Steinemematidae) Applied through a Center-Pivot Irrigation System Against Larval Com Rootworms (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Control of natural and artificially infested populations of larval com rootworms in corn treated with entomopathogenic nematodes, Steinernema carpocapsae, and with an untreated control in 1989 and 1990 found that all treatments significantly reduced western com rootworm adult emergence compared with the untreated control.
Predictability in Biological Control Using Entomopathogenic Nematodes
An examination of entomopathogenic nematodes used in inundative releases on turfgrass against Japanese beetle larvae, Popillia japonica Newman, shows that most test failures can be explained on the basis of unsuitable nematode strains or environmental conditions.
Present and future prospects for entomopathogenic nematode products
Progress achieved in liquid fermentation, formulation stability and application strategy has allowed nematode‐based products to become competitive with chemical insecticides in medium‐ and high‐value crops on the basis of cost/benefit ratio and ease of application.
Characterization and field application of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora strain HP88 (Heteorhabditidae : Rhabditida).
La souche HP88 de H. bacteriophora provenant de l'ouest des Etats Unis est decrite et comparee a la souche type (HB1) originaire d'Australie.Grâce a des proces cuticulaires terminaux, les stades
Irrigation and Use of Entomogenous Nematodes, Neoaplectana spp. and Heterorhabditis heliothidis (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae), for Control of Japanese Beetle (Coleoptera:
Applications of N. carpocapsae and H. heliothidis, with irrigation following application and moderate soil moisture, produced 53% and 73% control of Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, larvae in golf course turf.
Formulation of Entomopathogenic Nematodes
Since their discovery, tests have indicated that these nematodes have the potential to control insect pests because they kill a wide range of insect species, especially under laboratory conditions.
Culture method and efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae)
In tests against larvae of the Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, and black vine weevil, infective juveniles reared by in vivo, in vitro solid, and in vitro liquid culture methods provided equivalent larval reductions.