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The effect of biofungicide Prestop Mix on metabolic rate, water loss and longevity of bumblebee Bombus terrestris L.

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.

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Summary

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
Keywords:biocontrol, pollination
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
Estonia
European Union > CORE Organic II
Deposited By: Pehme, Sirli
ID Code:28648
Deposited On:09 Apr 2015 13:03
Last Modified:09 Apr 2015 13:03
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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