BCA against Cabbage moth
The overall objective is to develop a novel parasitoid-based product for control of at least one key pest in Brassica vegetable crops with the potential to control additional noctuid pests of major agricultural crops. The specific objectives are:
- To characterize Telenomus sp. population structures in European Brassica vegetable production areas and to determine intraspecific variability of Telenomus sp.
- To optimize parameters relevant for productivity of rearing systems, storage and transport logistics, and field efficacy of Telenomus sp.
- To upscale high quality production of Telenomus sp.. and to develop efficient delivery systems
- To integrate the egg parasitoid Telenomus sp. in current plant protection strategies in representative production systems of brassica