Potential of Some Fungal Pathogens for the Control of Pests in the Tropics

@article{Maniania1991PotentialOS,
  title={Potential of Some Fungal Pathogens for the Control of Pests in the Tropics},
  author={Nguya Kalemba Maniania},
  journal={International Journal of Tropical Insect Science},
  year={1991},
  volume={12},
  pages={63-70}
}
The first report on the entomopathogenic fungi in the tropics dates back to 1853. Despite their variety, little attention has been focused on their incidence on agricultural pests. Studies over the last 20 years in the tropics have revealed that entomogenous fungi (Deuteromycetes and Entomophthorales) may play an important role in natural control of arthropod populations. Therefore, the use of insect pathogenic fungi as pest control agents is promising.An important consideration in developing… CONTINUE READING