Parfum fatale voor de taxuskever, een succesvolle plaag uit de Alpen

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    Abstract

    The vine weevil Otiorchynchus sulcatus is an important pest in the nursery industry and small fruit production but is also a nuisance in gardens and landscapes. In this research is shown that nematodes that parasitize on the weevil larvae find their victims by the chemical substances released by the damaged roots from a conifer. This phenomenon may have huge consequences for the improvement of biological control of this but also many other soil pests in the near future
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)2-6
    JournalEntomologische Berichten
    Volume63
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Keywords

    • plant pests
    • insects
    • otiorhynchus sulcatus
    • nematoda
    • heterorhabditidae
    • steinernematidae
    • entomophilic nematodes
    • insect attractants
    • host plants

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