Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Use of the biological preparation Baciturine for forest protection against pests.

Abstract

Winter moth (Operophthera brumata), mottled umber moth, leaf roller complex and pine red sawfly (Neodiprion sertifer) were identified as the most harmful defoliators in forest stands in Minsk, Belarus. The efficacy of Baciturine [a pesticide based on a soil bacterium] against winter moth larvae, mottled umber moth, oak green leaf roller (Tortrix viridana), and brown-tail moth was evaluated. Baciturine was highly effective (93.7-100.0% control) against winter moth larvae and mottled leaf umber moth, but was only slightly effective at 2% against oak green leaf roller and brown-tail moth (85.7 and 57.5% control, respectively). The treated larvae exhibited less feeding activity than the untreated larvae.