Application Efficacy Against Insects in Other Than Soil Habitats

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The field efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes against a widespread range of insect species in numerous crops and environments helps to tolerate the plant community. EPNs are also efficient biocontrol agents against many insect pests found in other than soil habitats like cryptic habitats and greenhouses. A horde of insect pests exploit cryptic environments for all or a percentage of their life cycle. The greenhouse whitefly is a widespread pest on several greenhouse crops. Green house experiments and Field trials with EPNs have confirmed the usefulness of nematodes for pest control.


Cryptic Greenhouses Codling moth Hoplia philanthus grub Black vine weevil Trialeurodes vaporariorum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyBharathidasan UniversityTiruchirappalliIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyMother Teresa Women’s UniversityKodaikanalIndia

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