Effects of insecticides and synergistic chemicals on the efficacy of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae) against Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Ozdemir E., İNAK E., Evlice E., YÜKSEL E., Delialioglu R. A. , SUSURLUK İ. A.

CROP PROTECTION, vol.144, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 144
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cropro.2021.105605
  • Journal Name: CROP PROTECTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Environment Index, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Steinernema feltiae, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Chlorantraniliprole, Spinosad, Spinetoram, Synergistic chemicals, COLORADO POTATO BEETLE, CROSS-RESISTANCE, NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES, SYMBIOTIC BACTERIUM, HETERORHABDITIS, XENORHABDUS, PESTICIDES, VIABILITY, SAY, TEMPERATURE
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The Colorado potato beetle (CPB), Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), is considered as one of the most important pests of potato plants. Control of CPB is mainly based on chemical insecticides. However, control failure is often reported because of the rapid resistance development ability of CPB; therefore, there is an urgent need for integrated control methods. In this study, we evaluated the combined usage of insecticides chlorantraniliprole, spinosad, and spinetoram, which are registered for CPB control, with the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae).