n African Entomology - Development of a peroral, droplet-dose bioassay laboratory technique and its application on a granulovirus for (Lepidoptera : Tortricidae) : short communications




The false codling moth, Meyrick (1912) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) is regarded as a serious pest on citrus and other crops in Africa south of the Sahara (Newton 1998). Biological pesticides have been formulated using entomopathogenic viruses such as granuloviruses (Baculoviridae) (Hunter-Fujita . 1998). The efficacy of registered biological control formulations using naturally-occurring South African granulovirus (CrleGV-SA) needs to be determined as close to field conditions as possible.


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