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wasp-like insect with dark colour.
28. September 2023

First comes the pest, then follows the beneficial

First evidence of the parasitic wasp Leptopilina japonica. By parasitizing the larvae of the spotted wing drosophila females represent natural counterparts of the fruit pest.

25. August 2023

Influence of temperature on insect pathogenic fungi

Results for production of an biological plant protection product against wireworms.

17. April 2023

Kick-off for the Project “OptiLyso” at the Institute for Biological Control.

The aim is to develop a marketable biological product against phytopathogenic fungi in fruit and vegetable crops.

11. March 2023

09 - 10 March 2023 Meeting of the Working Group 'Biological Control of Plant Diseases´ of the DPG in Dossenheim

On March 9-10, 2023, the Institute of Biological Control hosted the working group 'Biological Control of Plant Diseases‘ of the German Society for Plant Protection and Plant Health (DPG) for its annual meeting.

26. January 2023

DIY camera trap for automated insect monitoring

In conventional monitoring methods, the insects are usually caught and killed. Subsequenty the respectivespecies is determined on basis of microscopic characteristics or with molecular methods. Camera traps represent an alternative with lower time and cost expenditure.

15. November 2022

Molecular identification of Cydia pomonella granulovirus resistance in codling moth Cydia pomonella

JKI researchers want to identify the molecular resistance mechanisms of codling moth as part of a DFG project.

Stipendiaten des Trainingskurses „Food Chains in Agriculture“ besuchten das JKI-Institut für Biologischen Pflanzenschutz in Darmstadt (© Simon Feiertag/JKI)
27. June 2019

African scholarship holders interested in biological plant protection at the JKI in Darmstadt

Visit from Africa to Darmstadt: 27 scholarship holders from eleven African countries visited the Institute for Biological Control in Darmstadt on June 19 to learn about alternative methods of crop protection. With great interest, the guests followed the presentations and guided tours on the diverse research topics on biological crop protection. Of…

Drosophila suzukii
05. July 2017

Sino-German Symposium on Integrated Management of Drosophila suzukii held at JKI from Juni 26 to July 1, 2017

Identifying current knowledge gaps and potentially efficient strategies to control "Spotted Wing Drosophila"