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Entomopathogenic nematodes for biological control of codling moth

Peters, A.; Katz, P. and Elias, E. (2008) Entomopathogenic nematodes for biological control of codling moth. In: Boos, Markus (Ed.) Ecofruit - 13th International Conference on Cultivation Technique and Phytopathological Problems in Organic Fruit-Growing: Proceedings to the Conference from 18thFebruary to 20th February 2008 at Weinsberg/Germany, pp. 284-286.

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Entomopathogenic nematodes are often found naturally infecting codling moth larvae. The
effect of an autumn treatment with S. feltiae on the fruit damage in the following summer
was evaluated by treating 4 different apple orchards in October 2004 and 2005 at
application rates of 3.75; 2 and 1.5 billion nematodes in 4000 l / ha. In three of the treated
orchards, one treated with 3.75x109 nematodes/ha the other two treated with 2e9
nematode/ha, reduction in fruit damage was around 50%. In the most heavily infested
orchard, which was treated with 1.5x109 nematode/ha only 33% reduction in fruit damage
was achieved. Compared to previous studies, this was the first assessing the effect on the
fruit damage in the summer following the treatment rather than assessing the mortality of
sentinel larvae fixed to the treated tree trunks.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Steinernema feltiae, Cydia pomonella, codling moth
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2008: Ecofruit
Related Links:http://www.ecofruit.net
Deposited By: Tagung, Ecofruit
ID Code:13713
Deposited On:24 Jul 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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