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1 January 2014 Effects of Spinosad and Neem on the Efficacy of a Nucleopolyhedrovirus on Pickleworm Larvae
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Formulations of neem (Neemix® 4.5) and spinosad (SpinTor® 2SC) were tested for their effects when mixed with the multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus virus (AgMNPV) from the velvetbean caterpillar, Anticarsia gemmatalis Hübner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), for control of pickleworm larvae, Diaphania nitidalis (Stoll) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). In these experiments, neem had no additive effects in combination with AgMNPV. However, combinations of AgMNPV with spinosad as low as 1.0 × 10−6 of the original 22.8% suspension showed added efficacy against pickleworm larvae. These biorational insecticides are compatible with nucleopolyhedrovirues and may be useful in management of this primary pest of cucurbits.

The South Carolina Entomological Society, Inc.
D. Michael Jackson, Martin Shapiro, and B. Merle Shepard "Effects of Spinosad and Neem on the Efficacy of a Nucleopolyhedrovirus on Pickleworm Larvae," Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology 30(1), 28-37, (1 January 2014). https://doi.org/10.3954/JAUE13-10.1
Accepted: 1 July 2014; Published: 1 January 2014
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