microbial insecticide

microbial insecticide

[mī′krō·bē·əl in′sek·tə‚sīd]
(microbiology)
Species-specific bacteria which are pathogenic for and used against injurious insects.
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Phyllis Martin at USDA-ARS, is the first new broad-spectrum microbial insecticide to enter the market in nearly 50 years.
Targeting larvae is more desirable than controlling adults because the larvae are concentrated in a relatively small area; whatever microbial insecticide adopted needs to be consumed by mosquito larva and must be applied well before the last larval instar stage (1).
This microbial insecticide is generally toxic only to leaf-feeding caterpillars; the spray has no effect on adult butterflies and moths.
Next-generation microbial insecticide raises the bar for modern pest management with broad-spectrum control, complex modes of action, long-lasting performance and application flexibility
Research that improved microbial insecticide formulations also led to environmentally friendly chemical formulations.
The introduction of Grandevo signals the availability of the first new broad-spectrum microbial insecticide in nearly 50 years and offers growers the ability to employ bioinsecticides in ways never before thought possible.
Other products pending approval include an invasive mussel control product for waterways called Zequanox(TM), a new microbial insecticide for control of sucking insects and beetle pests, and a new microbial herbicide for controlling weeds in turf, rice, and other grain crops.
PFR-97 is a microbial insecticide originally developed by scientists at the University of Florida.
PFR-97 microbial insecticide has been registered by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to control thrips, psyllids, whiteflies, mealybugs and spider mites on fruit and vegetable crops.
Many of the microbial insecticides, including entomopathogenic fungal formulations, which showed poor field efficacy against M.
Microbial insecticides, like Bacillus thuringiensis (B.
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