Entomopathogenic nematodes for Asiatic garden beetle control handout now available

Feb. 19, 2020

Graduate Student, Adrian Pekarcik, along with collaborators Eric Richer and Kelley Tilmon have developed a handy resource for Growers interested in using entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) as a control option against the Asiatic garden beetle in field crops. Entomopathogenic stands for "insect killing" and these nematodes are not like the plant parasitic nematodes. In fact, these EPNs specifically target soil dwelling insects! 

In this handout, you will learn about EPNs and the process of isolating, identifying, extracting and mass rearing EPNs. There is also information on how to make field applications.

To view the handout click here: Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Control of the Asiatic Garden Beetle in Field Crops

Contact Adrian Pekarcik for questions: Pekarcik.4@osu.edu