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Author(s):Crocker, Robert L.; Wei, Xikui
Author Affiliation:Crocker: Associate Professor; Wei: Research Associate, Turfgrass Entomology, The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Dallas, TX
Title:Preliminary laboratory test of entomopathogenic fungi for control of southern chinch bug: 1996 test
Section:Pests and pest management: B. Insects
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Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1997. December 1997, p. [1-4].
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Series:Texas Turfgrass Consolidated Progress Reports TURF-97-1 thru
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Fungi; Biological control; Entomopathogenic fungi; Blissus insularis; Comparisons; Pest control; Insect control; Beauveria bassiana; Metarhizium anisopliae; Techniques; Application methods; Wetting agents; Stenotaphrum secundatum; Lawn turf; Pest density; Application rates
Abstract/Contents:"A preliminary laboratory evaluation was conducted on one commercially formulated isolate each of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuill. and Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorokin (green muscardine disease) for control of the southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis Barber (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae). This test also was an evaluation of the technique itself. Results indicate that the technique needs further refinement in order to reduce non-treatment related mortality among the test insects to more acceptable levels. Even so, one treatment involving B. bassiana plus a non-ionic wetting agent and one treatment involving M. anisopliae produced statistically significant levels of chinch bug mortality. Further tests are planned using more realistic cage conditions."
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Crocker, R. L., and X. Wei. 1997. Preliminary laboratory test of entomopathogenic fungi for control of southern chinch bug: 1996 test. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. [1-4].
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