The use of entomopathogenic fungi in biological control of pests

Eliška Ondráčková


The efficacy of entomopathogenic fungi from genus Lecanicillium, Isaria, Beauveria, and Purpureocillium were tested against larvae and adults of bean weevil (Acanthoscelides obtectus Say.). Some strains of Lecanicillium, Isaria and Beauveria showed obvious efficacy against adults of bean weevil but no treatment of bean seeds prevented the reproduction of adults, oviposition nor subsequent infestation of bean seeds.

Keywords: entomopathogenic fungi, bean weevil, biological control

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