Entomopathogenic nematodes for control of the Asiatic garden beetle in field crops

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2017: $11,995.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2019
Grant Recipient: The Ohio State University
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Graduate Student:
Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Kelley Tilmon
The Ohio State University
Description:
This handout is designed to educate readers how certain naturally occurring nematodes kill insect pests, and how they can be isolated from the field, mass-reared, and applied back into the field for potential long-term control of Asiatic garden beetle grubs in field crops. Additionally, benefits and disadvantages to using locally isolated nematodes for grub control are discussed.
Type:
Bulletin
File:
Authors:
Adrian Pekarcik, The Ohio State University
Eric Richer, The Ohio State University
Kelley Tilmon, The Ohio State University
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Ordering info:
Adrian Pekarcik
pekarcik.4@osu.edu
The Ohio State University, Department of Entomology
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
Cost: $0.00
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.