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- Demarta, Lanila; Hibbard, Bruce E.; Bohn, Martin O.; Hiltpold, Ivan
- Journal of invertebrate pathology 2014 v.122 pp. 32
- Heterorhabditis megidis; baits; biological control; corn; entomopathogenic nematodes; foraging; host seeking; hosts; insect control; insects; parasites; plant architecture; plant-insect relations; rhizosphere; roots; sand; soil; volatile compounds
- ... As obligate parasites, entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) rely on insect hosts to complete their development. In insect pest management, EPN infectiousness has varied a lot. A better understanding of their host-finding behavior in the rhizosphere is therefore crucial to enhance EPN potential in biological control. As previously demonstrated, roots can be used as a pathway to insect hosts by EPN, but ...