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Author(s):Popay, A. J.; Hickey, M. J.; Stewart, A. V.; Hume, D. E.
Author Affiliation:Popay: AgResearch, Ruakura Research Center, Hamilton, New Zealand; Hickey and Hume: AgResearch, Grasslands Research Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand; Stewart: PGG Wrightson Seeds, Christchurch, New Zealand
Title:Potential use of a selected strain of fungal endophyte for insect control in turf ryegrass
Section:Volunteer presentations
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Meeting Info.:19-20 May 2008: Pisa Italy
Source:1st European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1, May 2008, p. 151-152.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Pisa, Italy: European Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Endophytes; Insect control; Lolium; Insect resistance; Epichloe; Acremonium; Ryegrass staggers; Lolitrem
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted to determine the effectiveness of fungal endophyte as a potential method of insect control in turf ryegrass. Lists Argentine stem weevil, black beetle, porina, and root aphid as the insects tested in this study. Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "in all pot trials, plants were checked for endophyte using tissue print immuno-blotting prior to each trial to ensure only those with the appropriate infection status were used. Percent infection levels in the field trial with black beetle, determined on 20 tillers from each plot, were >90% in Wild-type and AR37 treatments. In endophyte-free plots 15% of tillers were infected 7 months after sowing and 38% a year later." Reports that "AR37 and Wild-type significantly reduced the percentage of tillers damaged by Argentine stem weevil larvae compared with the endophyte-free treatment...Both these endophytes also reduced black beetle densities in the field...Percentage of tillers damaged by porina larvae was lowest on AR37 plants but was only significantly lower than the endophyte-free treatment...Root aphids were almost absent from plants infected with AR37 but infestations were high on endophyte-free plants and plants infected with Wild-type."
ISBN-13:9788890207648
Language:English
References:8
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Popay, A. J., M. J. Hickey, A. V. Stewart, and D. E. Hume. 2008. Potential use of a selected strain of fungal endophyte for insect control in turf ryegrass. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 1:p. 151-152.
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