BCA against potato moths

BIOCOMES objectives:

  • To identify and characterize PhopGV baculoviruses suitable for control of Tuta absoluta as well as Phthorimaea operculella and Tecia solanivora
  • To select the most virulent strain for greenhouse and field testing
  • To optimize production of the virus by ensuring its genetic and biological stability
  • To optimize the application strategy for the control of insect pests of solanaceous crops
  • To develop a biocontrol agent ready for marketing

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Photo: Example of an entomopathogenic baculovirus. Picture: JKI.

Johannes Jehle
Johannes Jehle
Tomato leaf miner, potato moths

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