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Author(s):Smitley, David; Davis, Terrance
Author Affiliation:Department of Entomology, Michigan State University
Title:Turf entomology research in 2005: II. Biological control of Japanese beetle in Michigan
Source:2005 MSU Turfgrass Research Reports. Vol. 1, 2006, p. [2-4].
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:[East Lansing], MI: Michigan State University
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Biological control; Popillia japonica; Tiphia vernalis; Ovavesicula popilliae; Insect control
Abstract/Contents:Presents a project where "two insect parasites of Japanese bettle (Tiphia vernalis and Istocheta aldrichi) and one protozoan pathogen (Ovavesicula popilliae), were collected in Connecticut and introduced into research plots on 5 golf courses in Michigan. For each introduction site, control plots were established at a different golf course located nearby, for a total of 10 golf course sites." Discusses the problems caused by Japanese beetles, stating that "Japanese beetle larvae are the most damaging pests on golf courses in Michigan." Reports that "in 2005 we returned to the 10 golf courses in the original study...[and] T. vernalis was not found, I. aldrichi was detected at 4 of 10 locations, and O. popilliae was found at all introduction sites and two control sites, sometimes at epizootic levels (>20% infection)." Concludes that "what is needed is documentation of population regulation of Japanese beetle by O. popilliae, and estimates of how fast it spreads after introduction."
See Also:See also "Turf entomolgy researach in 2005: I. New products for grub control" 2005 MSU Turfgrass Research Reports 2006 vol. 1 p. [1], R=110438 R=110438
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Geographic Terms:Michigan
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Smitley, D., and T. Davis. 2006. Turf entomology research in 2005: II. Biological control of Japanese beetle in Michigan. MSU Turfgrass Res. Rep. 1:p. [2-4].
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