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Accessing biological control genetic resources: the South American experience

National idiosyncrasies in the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol (NP) and implementation of access and benefit sharing (ABS) have created obstacles for many research-based activities that require access to genetic resources. This is particularly …

verfasst von:
Fernando Mc Kay, Alejandro Sosa, Guillermo Cabrera Walsh

Open Access 17.01.2023

Insecticidal activity of Bacillus thuringiensis strains isolated from tropical greenhouses towards Cydia pomonella and Spodoptera exigua larvae

Three Bacillus thuringiensis strains were isolated from a specific habitat of tropical greenhouses located in the Botanical Garden of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. The BG11, BG12 and BG15 strains harbour genes encoding a specific …

verfasst von:
Jakub Baranek, Mateusz Pluskota, Monika Rusin, Edyta Konecka, Adam Kaznowski, Justyna Wiland-Szymańska

Open Access 16.01.2023

First report on classical biological control releases of the larval parasitoid Ganaspis brasiliensis against Drosophila suzukii in northern Italy

Current management strategy of the invasive fruit fly Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) exploits different tools but relies mainly on chemical control. In the invaded areas, the local natural enemy community mostly consists …

verfasst von:
Lorenzo Fellin, Alberto Grassi, Simone Puppato, Alberto Saddi, Gianfranco Anfora, Claudio Ioriatti, Marco Valerio Rossi-Stacconi

Open Access 16.01.2023

Assessment of Beauveria bassiana for the biological control of corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis, in sweet maize by irrigation application

Kernels of sweet maize are directly consumed by humans. This high value crop is grown in arid and semi-arid regions of western Jilin Province, China where trickle irrigation is widely used and larvae of the corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis Guenée …

verfasst von:
Mengxia Feng, Yunyue Zhang, Brad Steven Coates, Qian Du, Yuebo Gao, Lili Li, Haibin Yuan, Wei Sun, Xue Chang, Shuxiang Zhou, Yangzhou Wang


Impact of novaluron and chlorantraniliprole on the aphidophagous guild of the green apple aphid in an apple orchard

Novaluron and chlorantraniliprole are two reduced-risk insecticides recommended in integrated pest management against the codling moth Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), the primary pest in apple orchards. The lethal or sublethal …

verfasst von:
Alice De Donder, Daniel Cormier, Marcela Andrea Rodríguez García, Éric Lucas


First reported incidence of Bacillus velezensis exhibiting effective antagonism against a blowfly species, Lucilia cuprina

Bacillus sp. PHP1601 (Bacillales: Bacillaceae), a member of the B. subtilis sensu lato, possesses an interesting ability to antagonise fly larvae. Blowflies are considered occupational nuisances and recognised as vectors of disease. A study was …

verfasst von:
Danvir Rajesh Ramesar, Charles Haig Hunter

23.12.2022 | Review

Biological control of pre- and post-harvest microbial diseases in Citrus by using beneficial microorganisms

Citrus trees are vulnerable to several pre- and post-harvest diseases caused by microbial pathogens. Concerns regarding food safety and human health increase the demand for the development of new environment-friendly technologies for food …

verfasst von:
Marcio Alves de Sousa, Camille Eichelberger Granada

Open Access 21.09.2022

Competitive interactions affect larval survival of two root-boring weed biological control candidates of Rumex spp

In weed biocontrol, the release of multiple candidates has been proposed as a way to increase herbivore load and thus impact on the target weed. However, the use of multiple herbivorous species may reduce overall herbivore load due to …

verfasst von:
Julie Klötzli, Matthias Suter, Andreas Lüscher, Heinz Müller-Schärer, Urs Schaffner


Potential and fungicidal compatibility of antagonist endophytic Trichoderma spp. from rice leaves in controlling dirty panicle disease in intensive rice farming

This study isolated 12 endophytic Trichoderma spp. from healthy rice leaves collected in intensively cultivated paddy fields in the Central Region of Thailand and tested for their antagonistic activity against rice disease. Four Trichoderma …

verfasst von:
Atpakorn Vijitrpanth, Arom Jantasorn, Tida Dethoup