The evaluation of Beauveria bassiana, Bacillus thuringiensis, and mannose-binding lectin for control of red spider mite under laboratory and field conditions

Authors: Do Viet Khanh, Vu Huy Khanh, Vuong Minh Chau, Trinh Quang Huy, Trinh Quang Trung, Trinh Thu Phuong

Company/Faculty/School: VNU-University of Science

Country: Vietnam


Red spider mite is considered the most serious pest in young citrus nurseries and plantations around the world, as Vietnam. Since management of red spider mite is based primarily on the use of insecticides, the first time, a study was developed to use biological approaches. This study indicated that the combination formation of Bt+ Bb+ mannose-binding lectin was effective against red spider mites. In field trials, the combination formation was highly effective against red spider mites on the farm.

Keywords: citrus, mannose-binding lectin, Beauveria bassiana, Bacillus thuringiensis, red spider mite.