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Record number 362440
Title The use of aggregation pheromone to enhance dissemination of Beauveria bassiana for the control of the banana weevil in Uganda
Author(s) Tinzaara, W.; Gold, C.S.; Dicke, M.; Huis, A. van; Nankinga, C.M.; Kagezi, G.H.; Ragama, P.E.
Source Biocontrol Science and Technology 17 (2007)2. - ISSN 0958-3157 - p. 111 - 124.
Department(s) Laboratory of Entomology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2007
Keyword(s) cosmopolites-sordidus - entomopathogenic fungi - musa spp. - coleoptera - field - autodissemination - curculionidae - formulations - populations - beetle
Abstract Candidate strains of Beauveria bassiana were identified for use in integrated pest management of the banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus. Horizontal field transmission of B. bassiana between banana weevils using different delivery systems, including aggregation pheromones, was investigated. We observed that infected weevils could transmit the fungal pathogen to healthy individuals. Most dead weevils (52%) due to B. bassiana infection were found at the base of banana plants in the leaf sheath or in the soil near banana plants. Significantly more weevils died from the pathogen in plots where B. bassiana was applied in combination with the pheromone than where it was applied alone. Our data demonstrate that C. sordidus aggregation pheromone can be a valuable tool to enhance the dissemination of B. bassiana for the control of C. sordidus.
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