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Author(s):Bixby, Andrea; Potter, Daniel A.
Author Affiliation:University of Kentucky
Title:Biological control of black cutworms on golf courses using a baculovirus and natural enemies
Section:Integrated turfgrass management
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Source:2009 Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summary. 2009, p. 8.
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrotis ipsilon; Beneficial insects; Biological control; Natural areas; Parasitic insects
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted to "evaluate AgipMNPV, a naturally occuring baculovirus, as a bio-insecticide for season-long and multi-year preventative control of black cutworms (BCW) on golf courses." Describes the experiment and the methods used. Explains that "during summer 2009, virus was applied to pair plots on creeping bentgrass greens and mixed-grass surrounds to compare its residual activity in those habitats." Reports that "when BCW were implanted on golf course tees, 30% of larvae recovered after 10 days in the field had been parasitized."
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 2007-11-352
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USGA Summary Points:A virus-based biological insecticide has potential for short-term control of black cutworms (BCW) on golf courses. Five parasitoid species were found suppresing BCW populations on Kentucky golf courses. A study to determine if naturalized areas, which provide resources for beneficial insects, can increase parasitism of BCW was thwarted by high ant predation. Biology of a fly that parasitizes BCW was clarified and studies were initiated to evaluate it for augmentative or conservation bio-control.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Bixby, A., and D. A. Potter. 2009. Biological control of black cutworms on golf courses using a baculovirus and natural enemies. Turfgrass Environ. Res. Summ. p. 8.
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