The bio-oil also killed 100% of Colorado potato beetles
, a resistant pest that can destroy potato crops.
Comparison of Perillus bioculatus and Podisus maculiventris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) as potential control agents of the Colorado potato beetle
For potatoes, however, the potential to reduce insecticide use will be greatly enhanced through introduction of cultivars genetically modified to control Colorado potato beetles
and resist viral infections caused by aphids.
This particular organic pesticide reduces the esophagus of the Colorado potato beetle
The Colorado potato beetle
is the single most damaging insect pest of potatoes in the eastern United States.
Field studies were conducted to further evaluate different applications of thermal control in agriculture including: weed control in com, horticultural field crops, apple orchards, turfgrass and golf course fairways; control of Colorado potato beetle
(CPB) in potato production; top killing of mature potato plants and of unproductive lowbush blueberry vines.
While consumers may not get too excited over potatoes that can resist the Colorado potato beetle
, the scourge of many a spud crop, they are likely to be interested in the potential health benefits associated with many genetically altered products.
Organic fields were treated with azadirachtin [neem extract at 7 oz/acre (512 mL/ ha)] and Bacillus thuringensis subspecies tenebrionsis at 800 L of Bt per hectare, targeting aphids complex and Colorado potato beetle
(Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say), respectively.
The Colorado potato beetle
displays a black and yellow stripe figure and is extremely destructive.
There, ARS scientists Rich Novy and Jonathan Whitworth, along with Juan Manuel Alvarez (University of Idaho), identified several potato breeding clones with resistances to aphids, Colorado potato beetle
, and wireworm.
The Mediterranean fruit fly, Colorado potato beetle
and, most recently, Scirtothrip are just a few of the insects to wreak havoc on crops and put produce in the headlines.
PyGanic[R] has also been reported as effective against other insect pests including Colorado potato beetle
(Igrc Barcic 2006), and harlequin bug, Murgantia histrionica (Hahn) (Overall 2008).
An overview of the current market potential for the bio-insecticide industry and an introduction to Terra Nostra's two primary bio-insecticide applications for the control and eradication of the Gypsy Moth and the Colorado Potato Beetle
are also contained in the report.
2004), and the Colorado potato beetle
, Stilodes decemlineata (Say), in potato (Johnson et al.
Entomologist Don Weber, at the ARS Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, focuses on predation of Colorado potato beetle
(CPB), a significant pest mainly of potato crops.