Canadian Forest Service Publications
Estimation du spectre de la dispersion aérienne de Bacillus thuringiensis. 1983. Smirnoff, W.A.; Valéro, J.R. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 29 : 1277-1279.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 14337
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The present paper estimates the number of viable spores of Bacillus thuringiensis per droplet and reveals the importance of this data to improve B. thuringiensis treatments. For a given diameter, droplets from Futura formula contained two times more spores than droplets from the formulas used to date. it is preferable to have B. thuringiensis droplets larger than those of chemical insecticides. A Grumman AgCat aircraft calibrated to give the desired larger droplets resulted in successful B. thuringiensis treatments.