In the laboratory, the nucleopolyhedrovirus of the diamondback moth was more potent than were other viruses against this insect. Fluorescent brighteners either enhanced or inhibited this virus. In the field, populations of diamondback moth larvae on collard were reduced by applications of the virus.
Species 1: Lepidoptera Plutellidae Plutella xylostella (L.) (diamondback moth)
Keywords: Biological control, baculovirus
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