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
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.
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
[email protected]
The Ohio State University, Department of Entomology
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
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.