Evaluation of selected entomopathogenic fungi and bioinsecticides against <i>Bactericera cockerelli</i> (Hemiptera)
AbstractEntomopathogenic fungi could provide feasible pest management options for control of Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) (Hemiptera Triozidae) an important pest of solanaceous crops in New Zealand In laboratory trials BotaniGard ES and BotaniGard 22WP (Beauveria bassiana; GHA strain) resulted in average nymph mortality of 82 which was significantly greater than the conventional insecticide Oberon (63) or the microbial standard eNtocide L (63) (P<001) Met52 (Metarhizium anisopliae; F52 strain) MycotrolO (B bassiana; GHA strain) and Lecanicillium muscarium isolates resulted in 91 100 adult and 5570 nymph mortality NoFly WP (Isaria fumosorosea; FE9901 strain) PreFeRal 20WG (I fumosorosea; Apopka 97 strain) and endemic I fumosorosea isolate were less efficacious than other treatments In greenhouse trials the application of BotaniGard ES resulted in the greatest reduction in B cockerelli infestation on both capsicums (88) and tomatoes (83) The performance of BotaniGard ES was not adversely influenced by environmental conditions unlike Met52 EC
How to Cite
Mauchline, N.A., and K.A. Stannard. “Evaluation of Selected Entomopathogenic Fungi and Bioinsecticides Against <i>Bactericera cockerelli</i≫ (Hemiptera)”. New Zealand Plant Protection 66 (January 8, 2013): 324–332. Accessed December 2, 2021. https://journal.nzpps.org/index.php/nzpp/article/view/5707.