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Useful trip to Turkey

From 2 to 6 June, head of the Laboratory of Forest Protection from invasive and quarantine organisms YI Gninenko and director of Siberian LOS IY Harlov made a trip to Turkey to become familiar with applicable where production technologies and the use of natural conditions entomophages for forest protection from stem pests.

During the trip, the staff visited the University VNIILM Artvin province and two biological laboratories, which produce and release three kinds of parasitoids. They are designed to contain the number of stem pests like dendrokton and bark beetle, in particular: are bred and released into the wild predatory specialized entomophage dendroktona Rhizophagus grandis , entomophage bark beetle R. depressus and predatory beetle Polyphage Thanasimus formicarius.

Thanks to the work carried out annually in places with high number of beetles produce about 50-100 thousand individuals entomophages that allows to restrain the growth of pest populations.


In the photo: Laboratory space for growing entomophages

When breeding use a fairly simple technology based on the cultivation of carnivorous entomophages under the bark on the larvae of pests living there.


In the photo: Otrubok trunk with grown inside entomophages

Familiarization with the Turkish experience will allow scientists VNIILM in a shorter time to develop their own technology of cultivation and application entomophages that will restrain growth of dangerous pests such as the Russian forest bark beetle, woodworm and shestizubchaty dendrokton.

This article has been translated by machine translation.