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Sustainable control of small hive beetle through targeting in-ground stages
Program Honey Bee
Research organisation University of Western Sydney
Objective summary 1. Conduct laboratory bioassays using commercial strains of the entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema spp. and Heterorhabditis spp and the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae to assess their efficacy against larvae and pupae of small hive beetle (A. tumida). 2. Evaluate efficacy of these above treatments in simulated fieldsoil conditions. 3. Generate preliminary data for use of drenches of entomopathogens in field apiary sites.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Project completion date Monday, December 31, 2007
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Promoting and maintaining good health
Rural priority Advanced Technology
RIRDC goal HBE-Reduce the incidence and impact of pests and diseases on the beekeeping and pollination services industries
Principal researcher Robert Spooner-Hart
Research manager Dave Alden
Admin contact Rochelle Finlay