Recovery of Bacillus thuringiensis and related spore-forming bacteria from soil after application for gypsy moth control

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  • Authors: Martin, Phyllis A.W.; Mongeon, Elizabeth A.; Blackburn, Michael B.; Gundersen-Rindal, Dawn E.
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Publication Series: Other
  • Source: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 102.

Abstract

Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner (Bt) has been applied for gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) control in forests in the northeastern U.S. for many years. The subspecies of Bt that is used (urstaki) is not common in U.S. soil. We attempted to recover Bt from soil that had been sprayed 2 years prior with Bt for gypsy moth control.

  • Citation: Martin, Phyllis A.W.; Mongeon, Elizabeth A.; Blackburn, Michael B.; Gundersen-Rindal, Dawn E. 2011. Recovery of Bacillus thuringiensis and related spore-forming bacteria from soil after application for gypsy moth control. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 102.
  • Posted Date: April 12, 2011
  • Modified Date: April 12, 2011
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