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Author(s):Crocker, Robert L.; Rodriguez del Bosque, Luis A.; Hersi, Abdirizack M.
Author Affiliation:Texas Agricultural Research Station, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales Y Agropeqarias
Title:Test of Steinernema spp. nematodes for biological control of white grubs in Texas turfgrass: 1991
Article Series:Pests (Insects)
Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1992. September 1992, p. 60-62.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Series:Texas Agricultural Exp. Station Consolidated Report
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Steinernema carpocapsae; Steinernema feltiae; Steinernema glaseri; Phyllophaga crinita; Cyclocephala lurida; Biological pest control; Nematoda; Biological control
Abstract/Contents:White grubs (the root feeding larvae of scarab beetles) are the most destructive turf insects in the Southwest. Among the most promisisng means of control presently under widespread scrutiny is the use of certain species of nematodes in the genera Steinernema and Heterorhabditis for biological control of white grubs. Nematode treatments were prepared from commercially produced (Biosis, Palo Alto, CA) infective juveniles prepared according to company instruction. A chemical insecticide treatment was included in the experiment for comparison. Diazinon and S. glaseri reduced white grub populations by 60 percent and 57 percent, respectively, in comparison to the untreated control. S. carpocapse and S. feltiae caused no detectable mortality in the insects. We would like to pursue further investigations to confirm the present encouraging results with S. glaseri.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Crocker, R. L., L. A. Rodriguez del Bosque, and A. M. Hersi. 1992. Test of Steinernema spp. nematodes for biological control of white grubs in Texas turfgrass: 1991. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. 60-62.
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