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Research Project: PRODUCTION, STABILIZATION AND FORMULATION OF MICROBIAL AGENTS AND THEIR NATURAL PRODUCTS

Location: Crop Bioprotection Research

Title: Composition of entomopathogenic fungus and method of production and application for insect control

Author
item Jackson, Mark
item JARONSKI, STEFEN - National Center For Agriculture And Forestry Technologies (CENTA)

Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/11/2014
Publication Date: 12/11/2014
Citation: Jackson, M.A., Jaronski, S.T. 2014. Composition of entomopathogenic fungus and method of production and application for insect control. Patent Application. European Patent EP 2 200 445 B1.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Microsclerotia of entomopathogenic fungi including Metarhizium and Lecanicillium species are produced using various production methods such as liquid culture fermentation. These microsclerotia can be dried with various agronomic carriers to produce viable, microsclerotia-containing compositions with excellent shelf-life. Dried microsclerotial compositions of entomopathogenic fungi germinate when hydrated to produce infective conidia spores that can be used to control of a wide variety of insect pests including wireworms, soil grubs, root weevils, rootworms, fruit flies, root maggots, subterranean termites, and tree-boring insects. These fungal microsclerotial compositions provide an improved method for controlling insect pests using entomopathogenic fungi.