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Entomopathogenic nematodes against the main guava insect pests
- Dolinski, Claudia
- BioControl 2016 v.61 no.3 pp. 325-335
- Psidium guajava, biological control, entomopathogenic nematodes, guavas, insect pests, insecticides, lemons, soil, North America
- The common guava, yellow guava, or lemon guava, Psidium guajava L. (Myrtaceae), is native to the Americas and widely cultivated in more than 50 tropical and subtropical countries. There are many insect pests that limit guava production. Biological control should be considered to avoid extensive use of insecticides. Entomopathogenic nematodes can be very effective against life stages in the soil. Therefore, this review aims to summarize most studies carried out for control of guava pests by entomopathogenic nematodes.