Compatibility of entomopathogenic fungi with Derris extracts

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Malee Thungrabeab


The integrated pest management (IPM) strategies have been suggested for control of various insect pests. Entomopathogenic fungi and botanical insecticide such as derris extract have considerable potential to become major components in sustainable IPM, but the compatibility of entomopathogenic fungi, with derris extract is still unknown. Therefore, the present study was evaluated the compatibility of Beauveria sp, Metarhizium spp. and Paecilomyces spp. with derris extract under vitro conditions. The derris extract was used at 1% and 0.1% incorporated to a culture medium (malt extract peptone agar) and distributed into petri dishes for their effects on vegetative growth and conidia viability. The vegetative growth of all fungi test was inhibited by 1 % and 0.1% of derris extract but they did not affect the viability of conidia.

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Thungrabeab, M. (2020). Compatibility of entomopathogenic fungi with Derris extracts. Journal of Science and Agricultural Technology, 1(2), 29–34.
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