Characterisation of a Malawian isolate of Beauveria bassiana, a potential control agent of coffee stem borer, Monochamus leuconotus.

The radial growth, sporulation and viability of a Beauveria bassiana isolate were assessed at three temperatures (23, 28, 33 degrees C) under light and dark conditions. Optimum radial growth and sporulation occurred at 23 degrees C regardless of photoperiod with the highest spore concentration being attained after incubating for 28 days. Loss of viability… CONTINUE READING