Integration of entomopathogenic fungi into IPM programs: studies involving weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) affecting horticultural crops

Khun, Kim Khuy ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6937-2721 and Wilson, Bree A. L and Stevens, Mark M. and Huwer, Ruth K. and Ash, Gavin J. (2020) Integration of entomopathogenic fungi into IPM programs: studies involving weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) affecting horticultural crops. Insects, 11 (10):659.

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Abstract

Weevils are significant pests of horticultural crops and are largely managed with insecticides. In response to concerns about negative impacts of synthetic insecticides on humans and the environment, entomopathogenic fungi (EPF) have been developed as an alternative method of control, and as such appear to be “ready-made” components of integrated pest management (IPM) programs. As the success of pest control requires a thorough knowledge of the biology of the pests, this review summarises our current knowledge of weevil biology on nut trees, fruit crops, plant storage roots, and palm trees. In addition, three groups of life cycles are defined based on weevil developmental habitats, and together with information from studies of EPF activity on these groups, we discuss the tactics for integrating EPF into IPM programs. Finally, we highlight the gaps in the research required to optimise the performance of EPF and provide recommendations for the improvement of EPF efficacy for the management of key weevils of horticultural crops.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Crop Health (24 Mar 2014 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Crop Health (24 Mar 2014 -)
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2020 00:29
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2020 05:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: attract-and-kill; Bacillus thuringiensis; Beauveria; endophyte; entomopathogenic nematode; Metarhizium; repellent volatile; sterile male; transmission; weevil
Fields of Research (2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0706 Horticultural Production > 070603 Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820213 Tree Nuts (excl. Almonds and Macadamias)
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820212 Table Grapes
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820206 Macadamias
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820210 Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820299 Horticultural Crops not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820211 Stone Fruit
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820201 Almonds
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820202 Berry Fruit (excl. Kiwifruit)
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960403 Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820203 Citrus Fruit
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820214 Tropical Fruit
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11100659
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39808

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