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Author(s):Hurley, Richard; Funk, C. Reed
Title:Endophytic fungi and biological control of insects in turfgrasses
Source:Newsnotes (Michigan Turfgrass Foundation). April-June 1984, p. 12-13.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Saginaw, MI: Michigan Turfgrass Foundation
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Insect control; Lolium perenne; Festuca arundinacea; Sphenophorus; Listronotus bonariensis; Noctuidae; Blissus leucopterus; Endophytic fungi; Acremonium coenophialum; Biological pest control; Lolium endophytes; Biological control
Abstract/Contents:There are many advantages to biological control of pests. Biological controls are generally self limiting; as the target species is reduced the biological control is reduced. Biological pest controls are usually host specific, and perhaps most important of all, they are normally compatible with the environment. One of the "new" biological pest controls is endophytic fungi. These fungi live in symbioses with certain host plants. Plants that are associated with the endophytic fungus tend to be resistant to insect predation. For example, when perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) was associated with the fungi, it was found to be resistant to the sod webworm, bluegrass billbug, southern armyworm, and chinchbug. In addition to insect resistance, plants hosting the endophytic fungus have displayed improved exological fitness, and more attractive appearance, increased vigor, reduced weed invasion, more rapid recovery from injury, improved persistence, increased density, and greater stress tolerance.
See Also:Updated version appears in Proceedings of the 23rd Annual North Carolina Turfgrass Conference, Vol. 6 1958, p. 93-96, R=218548. R=218548
Note:Reprint appears in A Patch of Green, June 1984, p. 5-6, 10
Reprint appears in Texas Turfgrass, 37(5) September/October 1984, p. 9
Reprint appears in Proceedings of the 24th Annual Virginia Turfgrass Conference, November 1985, p. 5-7
Partial reprint appears in Proceedings: 1985 Arizona Turf, Landscape, and Irrigation Conference and Trade Exhibits, 1985, p. 2-3
Includes sidebar, "Endophyte enhanced performance", p. 13
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hurley, R., and C. R. Funk. 1984. Endophytic fungi and biological control of insects in turfgrasses. Newsnotes (Michigan Turfgrass Foundation). p. 12-13.
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