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In situ field level mass production of Amsacta albistriga (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) nucleopolyhedrovirus in a groundnut ecosystem in South India

  • K. VeenakumariEmail author
  • R. J. Rabindra
  • C. D. Srinivasa Naik
  • M. R. Shubha
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Abstract

In situ field level mass production of Amsacta albistriga nucleopolyhedrovirus (AmalNPV) was achieved at Pavagada (Karnataka, India) during September 2004. The yield of virus mass produced in situ in the field was 5.05 times greater than that when produced in the laboratory. This technique is farmer-friendly, easy to execute and much cheaper than laboratory production, having the potential to be used for the mass production of NPV of gregarious pests that occur in large numbers.

Key words

Amsacta albistriga Arctiidae nucleopolyhedrovirus field level mass production 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Veenakumari
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. J. Rabindra
    • 1
  • C. D. Srinivasa Naik
    • 1
  • M. R. Shubha
    • 1
  1. 1.Project Directorate of Biological ControlBangaloreIndia

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