Canadian Forest Service Publications

Production and evaluation of Beauveria bassiana for control of white spruce cone and seed insects. 1986. Fogel, W.H.; Mittal, R.K.; Thurston, G.S. Canadian Forestry Service, Petawawa National Forestry Institute, Chalk River, Ontario. Information Report PI-X-69E. 15 p.

Year: 1986

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 6872

Language: English

Series: Information Report (Petawawa)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Abstract

This report provides a detailed description of a method for producing conidiospores of entomopathogenic fungi, exemplified by “Beauveria bassiana” (Bals.) Vuill., on a bran medium. Prodedures are outlined for determining and maintaining viability of spores and ensuring that the product has a high degree of virulence against insect pests. Possible modes of application for use against white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) cone and seed insects are suggested.

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Production et évaluation de Beauveria bassiana pour la lutte contre les insectes s'attaquant aux cônes et aux semences de l'épinette blanche (French)