Biological control of insects using entomopathogenic nematodes Public Deposited

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  • Biological control is the action of predators, parasitoids, or pathogens to maintain a pest organism's population at lower numbers than would occur in the absence of the agent. Entomopathogenic nematodes can be used as biological control agents for insect pests. These nematodes infect insects and release a toxic bacterium that kills the insect host. Entomopathogenic nematodes are a viable alternative to chemical insecticides in some pest control situations. Nematodes have several advantages over chemical insecticides. Nematodes are effective against soil insects, are specific to insects, and are exempt from EPA registration. Public awareness of the effect of chemical pesticides on the environment has risen in recent decades. Many scientists and agriculturists are now looking for alternative pest control methods that are less damaging to the environment. Development of biological control technologies, such as the use of entomopathogenic nematodes, facilitates the gradual progression towards agricultural systems that are more sustainable and less destructive than in the past.
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