biocontrol

Effect of local EPF and EPN against banded fruit weevils

The banded fruit weevil (BFW) is a sporadic pest in wine grape vineyards. In this study, local entomopathogenic fungi (EPF) and an entomopathogenic nematode (EPN) were evaluated for their potential to serve as biological control against the different stages of the...

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The potential of local EPN’s to control mealy bug

In this project, locally sourced entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) were assessed for their potential as a biological control agent for mealybugs. The intention is to determine if it could be used in an integrated pest management system and to provide an alternative...

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