Beneficial Nematodes for Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Control

Three beneficial nematodes for Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus control What are ticks, Rhipicephalus microplus? Tick,Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus is one of the most important bloodsucking ecto-parasitic pests of both domestic and wild animals including cattle, deer, donkeys, horses, goats, pigs and sheep. Cattle are generally considered as major hosts for … Continued

Two entomopathogenic nematodes for plum weevil control

Benefical nematodes, Steinernema riobrave and Steinernema feltiae for plum weevil control The plum weevil, Conotrachelus nenuphar is a one of the most damaging pests of many fruits including apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines, pears, peaches and plums. Like other insects, the life cycle of … Continued

Two Beneficial Entomopathogenic Nematodes for flea beetle Control

Control flea beetles with beneficial Steinernema carpocapsae and Heterorhabditis indica nematodes   Two beneficial entomopathogenic nematodes including Steinernema carpocapsae and Heterorhabditis indica have a potential to use as biological control agents for management of the striped flea beetles, Phyllotreta striolata. Flea beetles are one … Continued

Twelve Important Facts about Beneficial Entomopathogenic Nematodes

1. What are insect-parasitic/entomopathogenic nematodes? By definition nematodes are thread-like microscopic, colorless and unsegmented round worms found in almost all habitats especially soil and water (Fig. 1).   Insect-parasitic nematodes: Nematodes that infect and complete their development, and reproduction at their insect host’s … Continued