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Author(s):Redmond, Carl T.; Potter, Daniel A.; Patterson, Cary; Spicer, Patricia
Author Affiliation:Potter: Ornamental and Turfgrass Entomology; Patterson: Research Specialist, Entomology; Spicer: Technical Assistant, Entomology, Turfgrass Research/Extension Staff, University of Kentucky
Title:Update on status of milky spore powder for Japanese beetle grub control
Source:Kentucky Turfgrass Research 1990-1992. 1992, p. 73-74.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service
Series:Progress Report 343
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Bacillus popilliae; Popillia japonica; Milky disease spores; Grub control; Biological control
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the use of commercial formulations of Bacillus popilliae, causal agent of milky spore disease, against Japanese beetle grubs (Popillia japonica). Field tests were established at three golf courses; two additional tests were conducted at Spindletop Research Farm. The latter tests used steel enclosures driven into Kentucky bluegrass turf and seeded with grubs. Golf course plots were treated with three commercial milky spore formulations. After three years of field testing, no significant increase in incidence of diseased grubs was noted. In addition, one of the formulations used did not even contain infective spores of Bacillus popilliae. The authors conclude that milky spore formulations cannot be recommended as a reliable alternative to conventional insecticides due to formulation problems and lack of efficacy.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Redmond, C. T., D. A. Potter, C. Patterson, and P. Spicer. 1992. Update on status of milky spore powder for Japanese beetle grub control. KY. Turfgrass Res. p. 73-74.
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