Parasites and Vectors (2021) 14 (31) - Next-generation tools to

From Pestinfo-Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
BitingMidge.jpgSelected publication
you are invited to contribute to
the discussion section (above tab)
Phillip Shults, Lee W. Cohnstaedt, Zach N. Adelman and Corey Brelsfoard (2021)
Next-generation tools to control biting midge populations and reduce pathogen transmission
Parasites and Vectors 14 (31)
Abstract: Biting midges of the genus Culicoides transmit disease-causing agents resulting in a significant economic impact on livestock industries in many parts of the world. Localized control efforts, such as removal of larval habitat or pesticide application, can be logistically difficult, expensive and ineffective if not instituted and maintained properly. With these limitations, a population-level approach to the management of Culicoides midges should be investigated as a means to replace or supplement existing control strategies. Next-generation control methods such as Wolbachia- and genetic-based population suppression and replacement are being investigated in several vector species. Here we assess the feasibility and applicability of these approaches for use against biting midges. We also discuss the technical and logistical hurdles needing to be addressed for each method to be successful, as well as emphasize the importance of addressing community engagement and involving stakeholders in the investigation and development of these approaches.
(The abstract is excluded from the Creative Commons licence and has been copied with permission by the publisher.)
Full text of article

Database assignments for author(s): Lee W. Cohnstaedt

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
control - general

Pest and/or beneficial records:

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