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Controlling the larger grain borer using Beauveria

We're thrilled to announce the publication of our collaborative study on controlling the larger grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus) a notorious maize pest using the insect pathogen Beauveria bassiana! 🐛🔬


Luke, B., Acheampong, M. A., Rangel, D. E. N., Cornelius, E. W., Asante, S. K., Nboyine, J. A., Eziah, V. Y., Fening, K. O., Storm, C., Jessop, N., Clottey, V. A., Potin, O., Tyson, C., Moore, D., & Mikaelyan, A. (2023). The use of Beauveria bassiana for the control of the larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus, in stored maize: Semi-field trials in Ghana. Fungal Biology.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2023.08.004


This study represents the collective effort of a large international team comprising researchers from Brazil, France, Ghana, and the UK.


We extend our gratitude to the United States Department of Agriculture - Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS) for funding Mavis Acheampong's and Clara Tyson's essential work connected with the study.

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