‘Lure & Infect’ strategy blocks reproduction Drosophila suzukii

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Abstract

Wageningen UR research demonstrates that a new isolate of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium robertsii reduces reproduction of virgin suzuki-fruitflies very effectively. After 4 weeks in cages with a small dish of a blueberry-fungus mix there was virtually no reproduction of the fruit fly compared to a control treatment (94% reduction). Two parallel tested fungal products had less or no effect on reproduction.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDropsa Protect
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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