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Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) are the only biological control agents, which have the capacity to seek out actively and infect larvae in soil. These nematodes and their symbiotic bacteria have co-evolved to form a highly pathogenic biological insecticide complex, which is non-toxic to vertebrates.

EPNs are the second (after Bacillus thuringiensis) most highly traded group of biological control agents. They are becoming well established as Europe�s preferred means of pest control against vine weevils, sciarids and white grubs in soft fruit and ornamentals, mushrooms and turf grasses respectively.

COST Action 819 ended after five years on 31 May 2000. The final workshop was held in Maynooth, Ireland.

This volume of the proceedings of the workshop contains papers summarizing the work of the working groups of the action and a state-of-the-art description of research in entomopathogenic nematode/bacteria biology and its applications. ions.

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Authors: GRIFFIN C T ET AL (EDITORS), National University of Ireland Maynooth, Department of Biology (IE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19696 EN (2001), pp. 333. Euro: 48.00
Availability: Available from EUR-OP sales agent URL:
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-0467-1
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