Using Honey Bees to Disseminate Trichoderma harzianum to Strawberries for Botrytis Control
Finkelstein, Jessica; Kovach, Joe
Over the last few years, several studies have successfully shown that honey bees can disseminate beneficial fungi, bacteria, and viruses to strawberries, pome fruits, and clover respectively. From 1994 through 1996 we conducted tests at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) that showed that bumble bees and honey bees could successfully disseminate the spores of the fungal antagonist, Trichoderma harzianum, to strawberry flowers for Botrytis fruit rot control.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Agricultural IPM; Strawberries; Fruits; Berries; Biocontrol