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Title: Microbial control of Asian longhorned beetles - what are fungal bands?
Author: Hajek, Ann E.; Dubois, Thomas; Lund, Jennifer; Shanley, Ryan; Bauer, Leah; Smith, Michael; Fan, Peng; Bo, Huang; Jiafu, Hu; Li, Zengzhi
Publication: In: Gottschalk, Kurt W., ed. Proceedings, 17th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 2006; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-10. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 47.
Abstract: In Japan, the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria brongniartii is grown in nonwoven fiber bands that are placed around trunks of orchard trees for control of numerous cerambycid pests, including Anoplophora chinensis (= A. malasiaca). The Japanese company producing bands, Nitto Denko in Osaka, markets bands produced from wood pulp. Our program has emphasized developing a method for biological control of Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) in the United States using similar fungal bands.
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