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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Application and Evaluation of Entomopathogens for Managing Insects in Stored Products

item Lord, Jeffrey
item Campbell, James
item Sedlacek, John - KENTUCKY STATE UNIV
item Vail, Patrick - ARS-DECEASED

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: September 15, 2006
Publication Date: June 1, 2007
Citation: Lord, J.C., Campbell, J.F., Sedlacek, J.D., Vail, P.V. 2007. Application and evaluation of entomopathogens for managing insects in stored products. In: L.A. Lacey and H.K. Kaya, Editors. Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology. Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Springer. p.677-693.

Technical Abstract: Currently two pathogens, Bacillus thuringiensis and Indianmeal moth granulovirus, are registered for control of stored-product pest insects. Very little field work has been done with other pathogen species, and there is a paucity of methodology guidance for researchers in this area. The chapter first provides a brief overview of stored-product insects and the pathogens that infect them. Then a review of sampling methods is provided with comments on how they apply to pathogens. Finally, sample protocols are provided for bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, as well as a general protocol for warehouse and retail environments. This chapter will be a valuable tool for beginning researchers and help to ensure successful field trials for the development of microbial controls of stored-product pests.

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