Florida Entomologist (2007) 90, 401-403

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David A. Jenkins, David Shapiro-Ilan and Ricardo Goenaga (2007)
Virulence of entomopathogenic nematodes against Diaprepes abbreviatus in an Oxisol
Florida Entomologist 90 (2), 401-403
Abstract: We evaluated the virulence of 9 species/strains of entomopathogenic nematode against D. abbreviatus in a high clay content soil typical of fruit growing regions of Puerto Rico. All nematode species and nematode strains provided significant mean mortality as compared to a water control. Strains of Steinernema riobrave performed particularly well, with some strains resulting in 100% mortality. These laboratory and field tests indicate that some species/strains of entomopathogenic nematodes may be suitable for the control of D. abbreviatus in Puerto Rican soils of high clay content.
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Database assignments for author(s): David Jenkins, David I. Shapiro-Ilan

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
evaluation - screening - selection
environment/habitat manipulation

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Diaprepes abbreviatus Puerto Rico
Steinernema riobrave/Xenorhabdus cabanillasii (entomopathogen) Diaprepes abbreviatus Puerto Rico