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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Overwintering of Insect Pathogens

item Lewis, Leslie

Submitted to: Seasonally Frozen Soils Symposium
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: August 15, 1997
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Microorganisms (insect pathogens) that cause diseases in the insects, are instrumental in their natural control. Insect pathogens overwinter in soil, crop residue, insects, and insect cadavers. Because these organisms can survive the winter, they remain in the ecosystem and reduce populations of insects in the spring. The relationships between the pathogens, the environment, and insects are presented.

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