Using Fungi to Biologically Control Plant Mites and Powdery Mildew
Cluster11 Having Activity Against Pestiferous Mites and their Use in Pest and Disease Control Plant Protection / Bio-Control Project ID : 8-2006-1341
Summary of the technology
Having Activity Against Pestiferous Mites and their Use in Pest and Disease Control
Plant Protection / Bio-Control
Project ID : 8-2006-1341
Description of the technology
Agriculture, Pest Control / Herbicides, Biological Pest Control, Cleantech
Successful field demonstrations on cucumber, grapes and citrus
HighlightsNaturally occurring, unmodified fungi could be acting as biological pesticides
Several new fungus species have been collected in the wild and are being cultured and tested as biological pesticides against various plant mites (Acari) and fungi pathogenic to plants.
Scanning electron micrographs of Meirageulakonigiiand Meiraargovae.
(a) Sporulationof Meirageulakonigiion a mite.
(b) Detail of acropetallyformed chain of blastoconidiaof Meirageulakonigiion a mite.
(c) Sporulationof Meiraargovaeon a mite.
(d) Detail of acropetallyformed chain of blastoconidiaof Meiraargovaeon a mite.
Rust and other plant mites damage citrus, pears, and other commercial crops such as tomatoes.
Powdery mildews affect vegetable crops (such as cucumbers), fruit trees, grapes and other crops, including ornamental plants and flowers.