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Author(s):Reinert, James A.; Maranz, Steven J.; Knauf, T. A.; Bishr, Mahmod
Author Affiliation:Reinert: Professor; Maranz: Research Associate, Turfgrass & Ornamentals Entomology, The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Dallas, TX; Knauf: Earthgreen Products, Inc., Dallas, TX; Bishr: Microbiologist, Biology Department, Labette College, Parsons, KS
Title:Beauveria bassiana fungus for control of the boxelder bug: A nuisance pest in turfgrass
Section:Pests and pest management: B. Insects
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Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1997. December 1997, p. [1-5].
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Series:Texas Turfgrass Consolidated Progress Reports TURF-97-1 thru
97-33
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Beauveria bassiana; Entomopathogenic fungi; Pest profile; Biological control; Pest control; Insect control; Boisea trivittatus; Pest density; Trees; Application rates
Abstract/Contents:"Laboratory studies were initiated to assay the efficacy of BioCide-TRF (Mycotrol GH-ES) Beauveria bassiana Vuill. on adults of the boxelder bug, Boisea trivittatus (Say), a nuisance pests of the family Rhopalidae. Adults and nymphs move through the turfgrass around their host trees (Acer spp.) and frequently take winter protection in and around urban and suburban domiciles. All adults of the boxelder bug exposed to treated leaves and seeds with the 1:100 dilution dose of Beauveria were killed within 7 d and 66.7% of the dead bugs expressed mycelia within 8 d. Significant mortality (88.3, 76.7 and 73.3%) of the adults, was also provided by the 1:300, 1:500 and 1:1,000 dilution rates, respectively. This strain of B. bassiana shows promise for control of this annual nuisance pest in the landscape."
Language:English
References:18
Note:TURF-97-6
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Reinert, J. A., S. J. Maranz, T. A. Knauf, and M. Bishr. 1997. Beauveria bassiana fungus for control of the boxelder bug: A nuisance pest in turfgrass. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. [1-5].
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