Using Bees to Disseminate BlightBan™ and Agri-mycin™ to Apple for the Control of Fire Blight 1998
Combs, David; Kovach, Joseph
Delivery of different formulations of beneficial microorganisms can be accomplished using conventional sprayers or with bees. Honey bees have been used to disseminate beneficial fungi, bacteria and viruses to apple, pear, strawberry and clover for control of diseases and insects. Over the last few years, we have used bumble bees and honey bees to deliver a powdered formulation of Trichoderma harzianum to strawberry flowers and results on Botrytis control and yield enhancement have been encouraging.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Agricultural IPM; Fruits; Tree Fruit; Apples; Biocontrol