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.
Influence of temperature on insect pathogenic fungi
Results for production of an biological plant protection product against wireworms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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"