Field evaluation of biocontrols for leatherjackets ( Tipula paludosa)

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Principal Researchers:

Peter Purvis, Guelph Turfgrass Institute, Ontario,
Pam Charbonneau, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Project Scope:

This project will test the field efficacy of various biocontrols such as strains of parasitic nematodes and biological combination of corn gluten based formulations on early stages of leatherjackets. In addition a reliable method to count early instar leatherjackets will be developed.

Final Report:
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OTRF Funding Partner:
Ministry of the Environment- Agricultural Adaptation Council / CUPRI Fund


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