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Evaluation of entomopathogenic nematodes for control of Cosmopolites sordidus Germar (Coleoptera: Curcilionidae), a pest of bananas in Australia



Evaluation of entomopathogenic nematodes for control of Cosmopolites sordidus Germar (Coleoptera: Curcilionidae), a pest of bananas in Australia



Annals of Applied Biology 119(1): 139-145



Applications of Steinernema carpocapsae All strain in water thickener into cuts or holes made in residual rhizomes of bananas gave significant mortality of Cosmopolites sordidus larvae in the rhizomes. The methods proved suitable for field application and two large scale field trials using S. carpocapsae All and S. carpocapsae NC513 gave acceptable levels of control as measured by Vilardebo's (1973) Co-efficient of Infestation. Mortality of adult C. sordidus attracted to the application sites on treated rhizomes was observed during these field trials.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.1991.tb04852.x


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