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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Formulated Arthropod Cadavers for Pest Suppression

item Shapiro Ilan, David
item Behle, Robert
item McGuire, Michael
item Lewis, Edwin - VA TECH INTELL,BLKSBG,VA

Invention: Method for Using Insect Cadavers as Biocontrols of Other Insect Pests ( Serial Number: 9875972 )

Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: June 8, 2001
Publication Date: February 25, 2003
Citation: U.S. Patent 6,524,601 B1, February 25, 2003.

Technical Abstract: Pesticidal and/or antimicrobial biological agent-infected arthropod cadavers are formulated by applying a coating agent once on the surface of the cadaver which either (a) prevents the cadavers from sticking together and/or rupturing or (b) acts as an adhesive for a powder or granule applied to the cadaver to prevent sticking and rupturing. The formulated cadavers maintain or improve infectivity, reproducibility, and survivability. The formulated cadavers can be partially desiccated to improve on shelf-life.

Last Modified: 4/19/2015