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1 April 2003 Distribution Patterns of Entomopathogenic Nematodes Applied Through Drip Irrigation Systems
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The distribution of entomopathogenic nematodes applied by drip irrigation was evaluated by injecting small volumes of Steinernema carpocapsae (Weiser) All strain, Steinernema feltiae (Filipjev) SN strain, Steinernema glaseri Steiner, and Heterorhabditis bacteriophora HP 88 strain Poinar suspensions into drip irrigation lines. Additionally, Steinernema riobrave Cabanillas, Poinar, & Raulston, and S. carpocapsae were injected in a 10-liter volume of water with an injection pump. Overall, the nematodes were evenly distributed along the drip lines. The total number of nematodes recovered from drip emitters was variable ranging from 42 to 92%. However, drip irrigation lines have potential to deliver entomopathogenic nematodes efficiently into pest habitats.

L. Wennemann, W. W. Cone, L. C. Wright, J. Perez, and M. M. Conant "Distribution Patterns of Entomopathogenic Nematodes Applied Through Drip Irrigation Systems," Journal of Economic Entomology 96(2), 287-291, (1 April 2003). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493-96.2.287
Received: 24 April 2002; Accepted: 1 October 2002; Published: 1 April 2003
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