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Application and evaluation of entomopathogens for citrus pest control

  • Clayton W. Mccoy
  • Robin J. Stuart
  • Larry W. Duncan
  • David I. Shapiro-ilan

Abstract

Originally from Southeast Asia, citrus has been introduced into many arid or humid, subtropical to tropical regions around the world where it is cultivated in a diverse array of quasi-permanent tree-crop plantings that range from small interplanted hillside patches to vast monocultural enterprises (Webber, 1948). Numerous arthropods infest citrus and some are considered serious pests locally or more globally either because of the direct damage they cause or because they transmit or otherwise facilitate important plant pathogens (e.g., the brown citrus aphid, Toxoptera citricida, vectors the citrus tristeza virus (CTV), Poprawski et al., 1999).

Keywords

Tree Canopy Citrus Tristeza Virus Entomopathogenic Nematode Citrus Tree Eriophyoid Mite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clayton W. Mccoy
    • 1
  • Robin J. Stuart
    • 1
  • Larry W. Duncan
    • 1
  • David I. Shapiro-ilan
    • 2
  1. 1.Citrus Research and Education CenterUniversity of FloridaLake AlfredUSA
  2. 2.Southeast Fruit and Tree Nut Research UnitUSDA-ARSByronUSA

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