Entomopathogenic nematodes and their symbiotic bacteria to control fruit flies (Bactrocera invadens) in mango cultivation in Benin.

01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Horticultural production
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
EPN biocontrol Photorhabdus
Project description

This project contributes towards the development of indigenous entomopahtogenic nematodes as an effective control method against fruit flies for the cultivation of mango in Benin. We will focus on the nematodes, obtained from sampling in mango plantations, and on the bacterial symbionts that are crucial to killing the soil-borne stage of the insects. The most virulent combinations will selected.