Project

Entomopathogenic nematodes for sustainable control of chive midge and flea beetle in China

Duration
01 June 2007 → 31 May 2012
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
Bradysia Phyllotreta china entomopathogenic nematodes integrated pest management
 
Project description

The project aims at developing a cost effective and sustainable management system for two key pests in China: the chive midge Bradysia odoriphaga and the flea beetle Phyllotreta striolata. More in particular, the control potential of entomopathogenic nematodes indigenous to China is investigated. The distribution and biodiversity of these nematodes in China is studied and their control potential is assessed via laboratory and field research.