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Post: Efficacy of Commercially Available Entomopathogenic Agents against the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer in South Africa

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The accidental introduction of the ambrosia beetle Euwallacea fornicatus and its fungal symbiont, Fusarium euwallaceae, into Israel, the United States and South Africa has had a devastating impact on many economically and ornamentally important tree species. Currently, there is no effective control measure in place to control this beetle pest and its symbiont. As a first step towards controlling this beetle in South Africa, this study investigated the efficacy of commercialized entomopathogenic products against the beetle. Results showed that although effective under lab conditions, currently recommended field application methods of these products to the outer bark of trees have limited effects on beetle survival and reproduction.

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