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Main Title Protocol for testing the effects of fungal pesticides on nontarget beetles using Hippodamia convergens (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) /
Author James, Rosalind R. ; Lighthart, B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lighthart, Bruce.
CORP Author ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/160; EPA-68-C8-0006
Stock Number PB92-217488
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Beetles ; Fungi ; Bioassay ; Hippodamia convergens ; Nontarget species ; Microbial pest control ; Acyrthosiphon pisum
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-217488 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 31 pages ; 28 cm
Abstract The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires individuals applying for registration of a microbial pest control agent (MPCA) to test for pathogenic/toxic effects of the MPCA on representative beneficial insects. Beneficial insects are at high risk to MPCAs because many of these pesticides are targeted toward insects. Furthermore, if the MPCA is pathogenic as well as toxic, then a predatory insect may not only come into contact with the MPCA when it is applied but they may come into contact with concentrated amounts if they attack an infected prey. Many nontarget insects are beneficial because they themselves act as biological control agents of pests. Other nontarget insects are important ecologically and may be beneficial to people indirectly. The enclosed report is a protocol for Tier 1 tests of the toxicity/pathogenicity of fungal MPCAs to predaceous Coleoptera (beetles).
Notes "August 1992." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.
Place Published Corvallis, OR :
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. ; Environmental Research Laboratory. ; ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc.
PUB Date Free Form {1992}
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20010221122844
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01208nam 2200277Ka 45020