Muljar, Riin; Karise, Reet; Veromann, Eve and Mänd, Marika (2013) The effect of biofungicide Prestop Mix on metabolic rate, water loss and longevity of bumblebee Bombus terrestris L. Poster at: International conference „Agroforum Balticum - Food and Agricultural Potential of the European Region“, Tartu, Estonia, 17–19.04.2013.
Prestop Mix is based on a natural soil fungus Gliocladium catenulatum J1446, which is applied to control fungal plant diseases. Bees can be used as vectors in carrying the biofungicide powder onto crop flowers; this has two benefits: pollination and plant protection from fungal pathogens. An important precondition is for the biopreparation to be safe for bees, therefore lethal and sublethal effects have to be tested. One way to assess sublethal effects of pesticides is to measure the metabolic rate (MR) and water loss rate (WLR) of an insect.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Poster|
|Subjects:|| Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services|
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
|Research affiliation:|| European Union > CORE Organic II > BICOPOLL|
Estonia > Estonian University of Life Sciences
European Union > CORE Organic II
|Deposited By:||Pehme, Sirli|
|Deposited On:||09 Apr 2015 13:03|
|Last Modified:||09 Apr 2015 13:03|
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