Developing novel biological management strategies for darkling beetle (Alph


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

OLD ABN-The State Of Queensland Acting Through The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

Objective Summary

1. To develop protocols for laboratory inoculation and assessment of virulence of entomopathogenic fungi (bio-pesticide) for darkling beetle control including assessment of field isolates. 2. To undertake preliminary investigations of entomopathogenic nematodes for beetle control. 3. To determine in the laboratory if diatomaceous earths synergise entomopathogenic fungi.

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Project Start Date

Monday, August 1, 2005

Project Completion Date

Friday, August 3, 2007

National Priority

CME-Improve chicken meat production through the whole supply chain