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Evaluation of entomopathogenic nematodes as biological control against the banded ash clearwing borer

Evaluation of entomopathogenic nematodes as biological control against the banded ash clearwing borer

Journal of Environmental Horticulture 14(2): 67-71

Three species of entomopathogenic nematodes were evaluated for suppression of the banded ash clearwing borer (BACB; Podosesia aureocincta) attacking green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica). Field trials were located in Howard County, Maryland (shopping mall parking lot), utilizing Steinernema carpocapsae and S. feltiae, and Ocean County, New Jersey (suburban street trees), utilizing Steinernema carpocapsae, S. feltiae, and S. glaseri. Nematodes were applied as bark sprays in June (NJ), July (MD), and October (NJ) using a backpack sprayer. Examination of pupal exuviae and/or adult emergence revealed reduced BACB populations in 7 of 9 nematode treatments, with control ranging from 12-54 percent. Nematode sprays applied to dry bark did not provide acceptable control.

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