Effectiveness of honey bees in delivering the biocontrol agent Bacillus subtilis to blueberry flowers to suppress mummy berry disease

@inproceedings{Dedeja2004EffectivenessOH,
  title={Effectiveness of honey bees in delivering the biocontrol agent Bacillus subtilis to blueberry flowers to suppress mummy berry disease},
  author={Selim Dedeja and Keith S. Delaplanea and Harald Schermb},
  year={2004}
}
  • Selim Dedeja, Keith S. Delaplanea, Harald Schermb
  • Published 2004
Honey bees are important pollinators of commercial blueberries in the southeastern United States, and blueberry producers often use supplemental bees to achieve adequate fruit set. However, honey bees also vector the plant pathogenic fungus Monilinia vacciniicorymbosi which infects open blueberry flowers through the gynoecial pathway causing mummy berry disease. Here, we report the results of a 3-year field study to test the hypothesis that using bee hives equipped with dispensers containing… CONTINUE READING
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