Effect of potential of Beauveria bassiana and Metarrhizium sp. to control the Plutella xylostella pest in South Kalimanatan

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Effect of potential of Beauveria bassiana and Metarrhizium sp. to control the Plutella xylostella pest in South Kalimanatan

Akhmad Rizali, Noor Laili Aziza
Int. J. Micro. Myco.16( 5), 14-21, May 2023.
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Plutella xylostella is an insect pest with a wide range of hosts and the resulting losses are enormous, so control is very necessary. Biological control is one of the most widely used control strategies with active ingredients of microorganisms such as entomopathogenic fungi. This study aimed to analyze the ability of two entomopathogenic fungi, namely Beauveria bassiana and Metarrhizium spp. in South Kalimantan. The experimental design used was completely randomized design. Observation of symptoms of caterpillar larvae mortality P. xylostella placed on the trays showed the presence of hypa B. bassiana and Metarrhizium spp. growing on the caterpillar, fungi attacks are characterized by the insect body becoming stiff and hard, and the insect body will come out as a white hypa, this shows the conidia of the two entomopathogenic fungi. The results of this study indicated that the two entomopathogenic fungi have the potential to control P. xylostella in South Kalimantan with a concentration of 1.5g of entomopathogenic fungi un 100ml of distilled water.


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