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Feasibility study into the potential of crop pollinators to act as delivery agents of entomopathogenic fungi for invertebrate pest control - HL0199

Description
Feasibility study into the potential of crop pollinators to act as delivery agents of entomopathogenic fungi for invertebrate pest control(IHL256)
Objective
1. Assess the impact of bumblebee delivered microbial biocontrol agents on populations of Trialeurodes vaporiarium on tomato plants in a small scale glasshouse setting
2. Assess the impact of bumblebee delivered microbial biocontrol agents on populations of Aulacorthum solani on pepper plants in a small scale glasshouse setting
3. Assess the impact of the microbial agent on the bumblebee
4. Assess the impact of the microbial agent on two other beneficial species
5. Survey other potential pollinators and beneficials from protected and semi-protected crops
Project Documents
• Abstract : HL0199 Abstract   (16k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2010

To: 2010

Cost: £75,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
The Red Beehive Company Limited, Biobest NV, The Food & Environment Research Agency, Phil Walker Consultancies, Fargro Ltd, Humber VHB, Certis, Sygenta Bioline, Pepper Technology Group, STC research foundation
Keywords
Bees              
Horticulture              
Invertebrates              
Pest Control              
Pollination              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain