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Formulation of Entomopathogenic Nematodes

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Formulation of Microbial Biopesticides

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Entomopathogenic nematodes in the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae have been known since 1929 and 1975, respectively (Glaser and Fox, 1930; Poinar, 1975; Gaugler and Kaya, 1990), but they became commercially available only during the past decade (Georgis, 1992). Since their discovery, tests have indicated that these nematodes have the potential to control insect pests because they kill a wide range of insect species, especially under laboratory conditions. Although the laboratory host range is extensive because behavioural and ecological barriers are non-existent, in the field the nematodes’ host range is much more restricted (Kaya and Gaugler, 1993).

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Georgis, R., Kaya, H.K. (1998). Formulation of Entomopathogenic Nematodes. In: Burges, H.D. (eds) Formulation of Microbial Biopesticides. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4926-6_9

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