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Biological Control of Insect Pests Using Trichogramma minutum as Biological Control Agent in the Vicinity of BUITEMS

Journal: COMU Journal of Agriculture Faculty (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 95-103

Keywords : Pest; biocontrol; Trichogramma minutum; egg parasitoid; Sitotroga cerealella;

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In a natural environment, plants are continuously being attacked by different kinds of pests and pathogens such as bacteria, fungi and insects. On the other hand naturally plants can survive with the help of natural enemies of these unwanted pests and pathogens. In this way, population developments of all players in a natural environment are controlled. The objective of the study is to rear the Trichogramma minutum under laboratory conditions on eggs of Sitotroga cerealella, collect their eggs on cards and then apply them in the vicinity of BUITEMS against aphids, jasids, borers and thrips. Trichogramma is a mini wasp belongs to family Trichogrammatidae which parasitized the eggs and adults of many pests, especially eggs of moths and butterflies. Various species and strains of Trichogramma tag and destroy different host eggs and prefer different crop habitats and have distinct searching abilities and strength to weather conditions. In this study Trichogramma minutum was reared in laboratory on eggs of Angoumois grain moth (Sitotroga cerealella) under 25–32°C temperature and 55–70% relative humidity.

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