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- Malone, Ben, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- BioControl 2017 v.62 no.5 pp. 659-667
- Heterorhabditis; Hylobius abietis; Steinernema carpocapsae; biological control; entomopathogenic nematodes; field experimentation; immatures; parasitism; soil; stumps
- ... Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) are effective against the immature stages of the large pine weevil Hylobius abietis. In three field trials we compared the efficacy of the application method of EPN for weevil suppression below the suggested threshold of 20 weevils per stump: applying the EPN suspension in the top edges of the stumps (‘top’) vs. drenching the soil around stumps (‘standard’). For S ...
- Malone, Ben, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Journal of pest science 2017 v.90 no.2 pp. 495-505
- Hylobius abietis; Pinus contorta var. latifolia; Regosols; Steinernema carpocapsae; adults; coniferous forests; debarking; entomopathogenic nematodes; foraging; parasitism; peat; peat soils; pesticides; pests; plant protection; stumps; traps; trees; Ireland; Northern European region
- ... The large pine weevil Hylobius abietis (L.), LPW, is a major pest of trees in replanted coniferous forests in northern Europe. The use of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) applied against developing stages for population suppression is increasingly recognized as an effective alternative to plant protection using chemical pesticides. Here, we report results from a series of trials we conducted over ...