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To maintain the economic viability of Maine’s blueberry farms, to offer alternative pest control strategies in light of the implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996, and to reduce the human health and environmental risks associated with pest management, these researchers have been researching biological control tactics. This technical bulletin outlines protocols and experimental design necessary for evaluation of entomopathogens targeted against the significant direct and indirect pests associated with lowbush blueberry.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
blueberries, blueberry pests
Drummond, F.A., and E. Groden 2000. Evaluation of entomopathogens for biological control of insect pests of lowbush (wild) blueberry. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 172.