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The effects of farming system, habitat type and bait type on the isolation of entomopathogenic fungi from citrus soils in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
TLDR
No significant differences were observed in the recovery of fungal isolates when soil samples from both farming systems were compared, but higher occurrence of entomopathogenic fungi in soil samples taken from refugia compared to cultivated orchards of both organically and conventionally managed farms was significantly higher.
Investigation of entomopathogenic fungi for control of false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotrata, Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata and Natal fruit fly, C. rosa in South African citrus
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This paper aims to provide a chronology of the events leading up to and including the publication of this book and some of the key events that led to its publication.
Beauveria brongniartii on white grubs attacking sugarcane in South Africa.
Investigation of native isolates of entomopathogenic fungi for the biological control of three citrus pests
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The pathogenicity and relative virulence of the four most promising fungal isolates, as well as the commercially available B. bassiana product, BroadBand® (Biological Control Products, South Africa), were compared against one another as log-probit regressions of mortality against T. leucotreta which exhibited a dose-dependent response.
Evaluating different carriers of Metarhizium brunneum F52 microsclerotia for control of adult Asian longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
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Overall, experiments showed that there were few biologically significant differences between the MS carrier types.
Virulence of Beauveria brongniartii and B. bassiana against Schizonycha affinis white grubs and adults (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
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Bioassays supported the finding that genetically closely related isolates may vary in their virulence, even if they were obtained from the same field epizootics, and identified low levels of genetic diversity among isolates of B. brongniartii.
Description and phylogenetic placement of Beauveria hoplocheli sp. nov. used in the biological control of the sugarcane white grub, Hoplochelus marginalis, on Reunion Island
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The Reunion Island fungus is described as the new species B. hoplocheli after it was revealed that these strains, previously identified as Beauveria brongniartii, did not match that species and are closely related to but still distinct from B. malawiensis strains.
Microsclerotia of Metarhizium brunneum F52 Applied in Hydromulch for Control of Asian Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
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Microsclerotia of strain F52 produced as granules and incorporated into hydromulch provides a novel mycoinsecticide that could be sprayed onto urban, forest, or orchard trees and is evaluated against adult Asian longhorned beetles.
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