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Control Leek Maggot by Entomopathogenic Nematode

Source: Henan Jiyuan Baiyun Industrial Co., Ltd. Author: Date: 2013/07/30 Views:

To control Leek maggots is a bottleneck which restricts the leek production. Green Aagriculture Technology Integration and Development Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Henan Jiyuan Baiyun Industrial Co., Ltd.) has succeeded in controlling leek maggots after two years of field trial by application of entomopathogenic nematodes.

Ms. Xu Yanli, researcher of Northeast Institute of Geography and Agricultural Ecology of CAS, said that numerous field trials showed 90% prevention rate.

Mr. Li Guangjun, general manager of Qingdao Yiyuan Tianxiang Leek Base, and Mr. Ma Fuchen, chief of Qingdao Fuchen Selenium-enriched Vegetables Professional Cooperatives, found that their leek grew better than before and leek maggots disappeared after 10-day utilizing entomopathogenic nematodes.

Entomopathogenic nematodes are used to control leek maggots and other insects in America, Australia, Netherlands, Canada and other countries and entomopathogenic nematodes come to the second in biopesticide sales in EU. Thanks to nonresidue by applying entomopathogenic nematodes, the quality and price of leek is promoted and exporters of leek are free of goods rejected worry due to pestcide residue.


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