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  1. Outbreak of the fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith, 1797) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) occurred in Mizoram, North-Eastern India. The infestation spread in the entire state covering a total area of aroun...

    Authors: Hrang Chal Lalramnghaki, Lalramliana, Hmar Tlawmte Lalremsanga, Vanlalhlimpuia, Mary Lalramchuani and Vanramliana
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:110
  2. The European grapevine moth, Lobesia botrana (Denis and Schiffermüller) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) is currently the most damaging pest in many viticultural regions across the Mediterranean basin and elsewhere. It...

    Authors: Evangelos Beris and Elias Korkas
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:109
  3. Fungal phytopathogens are one of the leading causes of loss in global food production. Chemical fungicides have always been used to control the phytopathogens to mitigate losses. However, it is widely known th...

    Authors: Samantha Izabelle R. Alforja, Paolo Miguel B. Rico, Barbara L. Caoili and Romnick A. Latina
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:108
  4. The genus Beauveria is frequently used as a mycoinsecticides in many countries to control insect pests in agriculture, it is being very effective against the fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea (Durry) (Lepidoptera: E...

    Authors: Ruirui Hu, Penghua Bai, Baosheng Liu and Jinping Yu
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:107
  5. Stem end rot (SER) disease caused by Alternaria alternata is one of the main fungal diseases in pitaya and other crops in Nam Dinh, Vietnam, that leads to extensive yield and economic losses. Biocontrol of SER, u...

    Authors: Do Quang Trung, Luu The Anh, Nguyen Thi Thuy, Dinh Mai Van and Tran Thi Hang
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:106
  6. The development of ecofriendly tools against plant diseases is an important issue in crop protection. Screening and selection process of bacterial strains antagonists of 2 pathogenic bacterial species that lim...

    Authors: M’hamed BENADA, Boualem BOUMAAZA, Sofiane BOUDALIA and Omar KHALADI
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:105
  7. Biological pesticides, especially baculovirus, often lose their activity under the influence of external light, temperature, and other changes. This limited the application of them. The present study was aimed...

    Authors: Meng Luo, Dandan Zhu, Juntao Lin, Xinhua Zhou, Changge Zheng and Xia Pu
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:104
  8. Plant disease administration is difficult due to the soil-borne nature of the phytopathogens. Biological control of plant disease is a safe mode to avoid the problems related to fungal diseases that affect cro...

    Authors: A. M. Nofal, Mohamed Abd El-Rahman, T. M. Abdelghany and Mahmoud Abd El-Mongy
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:103
  9. The pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella, is the most destructive pests of the cotton plant in Egypt. Due to the several problems of insecticides, the present study was conducted to evaluate the toxicity effec...

    Authors: Gamal Omar, Ahmed Ibrahim and Khalid Hamadah
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:102
  10. Laboratory experiments were conducted to evaluate the bio-efficacy and cumulative effect of entomopathogenic fungi (EPF), viz., Lecanicillium lecanii (Zimmermann) Zare and Gams, and Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) V...

    Authors: Gurav Shrishail Gopal, Balaiah Venkateshalu, A. M. Nadaf, P. N. Guru and Sateesh Pattepur
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:100
  11. Globally, termites cause a great problem for the farmers which eat the stalk of the wheat, maize, and the sugarcane and also affect the growth of vegetables. For ecological farming system, biocontrol agents re...

    Authors: Salma Javed, Ashraf Ali and Tabassum Ara Khanum
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:99
  12. Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) can be used as a safe and sustainable agricultural measure to increase plant yield. In this study, cultivable rhizospheric, endophytic, and epiphytic bacteria associated ...

    Authors: Azadeh Jamalzadeh, Mostafa Darvishnia, Gholam Khodakaramian, Eydi Bazgir and Doostmorad Zafari
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:98
  13. Thrips tabaci Lindeman (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is the key pest of onions that causes economic yield losses in commercial onion production in Pakistan. In this study, potential of the entomopathogenic fungi (EPF...

    Authors: Quratul Ain, Ata Ul Mohsin, Muhammad Naeem and Ghulam Shabbir
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:97
  14. Root rot pathogens reported to cause considerable losses in both the quality and productivity of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and pea (Pisum sativum L.). It is an aggressive crop disease with detriment eco...

    Authors: Hammad Abdelwanees Ketta and Omar Abd El-Raouf Hewedy
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:96
  15. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) has been used in agriculture for a long time because of its insecticidal proteins which make it a valuable environment-friendly biopesticide. However, its use is not only limited to in...

    Authors: Pradeep Kumar, Madhu Kamle, Rituraj Borah, Dipendra Kumar Mahato and Bharti Sharma
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:95
  16. The fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), has become a major threat in maize cultivation since its invasion to India in 2018. The humpbacked fly, Megaselia scalaris (L...

    Authors: Sharanabasappa S. Deshmukh, S. Kiran, Atanu Naskar, Palam Pradeep, C. M. Kalleshwaraswamy and K. N. Sharath
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:94
  17. Acceptable alternative eco-friendly tools in the present study were tested to control the root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, on greenhouse-cultivated vegetables. The nematicidal effect of rhizobacteria (P...

    Authors: R. M. El-Ashry, Mohamed A. S. Ali, Ahmed E. A. Elsobki and Ahmed A. A. Aioub
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:93
  18. The aims of the present study were to isolate and identify native entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana from the Egyptian soil and to evaluate the artificial establishment of B. bassiana as endophytes in ric...

    Authors: Etr H. K. Khashaba
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:92
  19. Chitin, a long-chain polymer of N-acetylglucosamine, is a major structural component of the insect exoskeleton and the peritrophic membrane (PM). Chitinases are able to effectively break down glycosidic bonds of ...

    Authors: Suleiman Abulikemu, Aydin Yesilyurt, Donus Gencer, Mehtap Usta and Remziye Nalcacioglu
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:91
  20. Foot rot/gummosis of citrus, caused by Phytophthora spp., is the most important disease of citrus, responsible for the yield losses of 10 to 30% in fruit production in major citrus growing countries. Considering ...

    Authors: Ajay Kumar Choudhary, Narinder Singh and Daljeet Singh
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:90

    The Correction to this article has been published in Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:101

  21. Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) have more important role in biological control of economic insect pests. The effect of native EPNs on adults of the lucerne beetle, Gonioctena fornicata (Brüggemann, 1873) (Coleo...

    Authors: Ayşegül Çağlayan, Turgut Atay and İlker Kepenekci
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:89
  22. Spodoptera littoralis nucleopolyhedrovirus (SpliNPV) is considered a promising biocontrol agent that can be used for the effective control of the cotton leaf worm, Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lepidoptera: Noc...

    Authors: Wael Elmenofy, Lamiaa El-Gaied, Norhan Yasser, Engy Osman, Samy Sayed, Reem M. Abd El-Maksoud, El Shaimaa Naguib and Aziza Abdelal
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:88
  23. Insecticidal crystal proteins (encoded by cry genes) produced by Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) are fatal for insects of different orders such as Lepidoptera. The genes that encoded these crystal proteins can be det...

    Authors: Maryam Rashki, Mahmood Maleki, Masoud Torkzadeh-Mahani, Shahryar Shakeri and Pariya Soltani Nezhad
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:87
  24. The diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), is a noxious pest of cruciferous crops all over the world causing serious economic damage. Management of insect pest generally depends on...

    Authors: Muhammad Shehzad, Muhammad Tariq, Tariq Mukhtar and Asim Gulzar
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:86
  25. Grey mould caused by Botrytis cinerea Pers. (teleomorph Botryotinia fuckeliana (de Bary) Whetzel) is one of the most destructive fungal diseases of Mediterranean crops. In Algeria, few studies have been made on t...

    Authors: Massinissa Hammad, Thomas Guillemette, Meriem Alem, Franck Bastide and Meriem Louanchi
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:85
  26. Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) are widely used in biological control for soil-dwelling stages of many insect pests that are characterized by their safety to most non-target organisms and to the environment.

    Authors: Etr H. K. Khashaba and Amany M. A. Abd El Azim
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:84
  27. In this study, the virulances of 4 different concentrations of the entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema feltiae (Filipjev) on adults of the rose weevil, Mecorhis ungarica (Herbst, 1784) (Coleoptera: Rhynchitida...

    Authors: Asiye Uzun, Fatma Gül Göze Özdemir and Ozan Demirözer
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:83
  28. The endophytic capacity of Beauveria bassiana Vuillemin isolates in 2 tomato varieties and their effects on damage and survival of the tomato fruit worm Helicoverpa armigera Hubner larvae were studied. The bioass...

    Authors: Joelle Toffa, Yeyinou Laura Estelle Loko, Ouorou Kobi Douro Kpindou, Karim Zanzana, Josky Adikpeto, Yasmine Gbenontin, Augustin Koudamiloro and Appolinaire Adandonon
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:82
  29. The root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, causes a high damage and yield decrease for many economic plants. The need for non-systemic effective new approaches and environmentally friendly methods for control...

    Authors: Hosny Kesba, Abdullah Abdel-Rahman, Samy Sayed and Al-Sayed Al-Sayed
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:81
  30. Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is an important biocontrol agent in native region of Asia, while its high propensity for cannibalism causes great obstacles in mass production. Provisioning ...

    Authors: Yuan-Xing Sun, Ya-Nan Hao, Chang-Zhong Liu, Jing-Jiang Zhou and Sen-Shan Wang
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:80
  31. The greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), is a cosmopolitan, polyphagous and a serious pest of vegetables and ornamentals in greenhouse. Encarsia formosa Gahan (Hymen...

    Authors: Anamika Walia, S. C. Verma, P. L. Sharma, Nidhi Sharma and Shivani Palial
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:79
  32. The Earias spp. are devastating pests which reduce cotton yield up to 40% as seed cotton. Efficacy of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana as bio-insecticides were investigated against the spiny bollworm...

    Authors: Dalia El Sayed Lotfy and Hemat Zakaria Moustafa
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:78
  33. The red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is a cosmopolitan pest of palms. Current management strategies largely depend on insecticides, and use of insect pathogenic fu...

    Authors: Rizwan Ahmed and Shoaib Freed
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:77
  34. Plants after infestation emit specific volatiles, which can influence foraging behavior of insect predators of herbivores. This work aimed to evaluate the responses of the predatory species, Coccinella undecimpun...

    Authors: Hany Ahmed Fouad
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:76
  35. The codling moth (CM), Cydia pomonella (L). (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), is an important pest of apple in Turkey and other apple producing countries in the world. Several control methods are available for reducing...

    Authors: Mürşide Yağci, Ayşe Özdem, F. Dolunay Erdoğuş and Erdoğan Ayan
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:75
  36. The European corn borer (ECB), Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner, 1796) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), is the major pest of maize (Zea mays Linnaeus, 1753) in Serbia. One potential method for managing this pest is the augmen...

    Authors: Aleksandar Ivezić, Paul F. Rugman-Jones and Branislav Trudić
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:74
  37. Stored grain products suffer a considerable economic loss due to insect infestations. The resistance of pests to insecticide, and residues on crops are produced by the application of insecticide. Nowadays, inc...

    Authors: Tabassum Ara Khanum and Salma Javed
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:73
  38. In this study, the potential of extracts and powders of green seaweeds, Ulva fasciata, and Enteromorpha flexuosa was evaluated as biocontrol against the pathogenic soil-borne fungi, Macrophomina phaseolina and Fu...

    Authors: Mostafa M. El-Sheekh, Ayman Y. Ahmed, Amira S. Soliman, Siham E. Abdel-Ghafour and Hassan M. Sobhy
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:72
  39. Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) are a group of nematode families, have the ability to search for their hosts, and are considered as promising biological control candidates for insect pests, providing protect...

    Authors: Amany M. Abd El Azim and Etr H. K. Khashaba
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:71
  40. Aggressive biotype (Trichoderma aggressivum f. aggressivum) of green mold is one of the main biotic factors limiting button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) cultivation. Due to issues such as fungicide resistance, co...

    Authors: Mehmet Aydoğdu, Serap Melike Sülü, İlker Kurbetli and Görkem Sülü
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:70
  41. Exploration of biocides in microbial system becomes increasingly interesting. Among the different microbial systems, the study of endophytes becomes an important field of research because of their agricultural...

    Authors: Rimashree Devi, Tankeswar Nath, Rashmi Rekha Boruah, Bishya Darphang, Pranab Kumar Nath, Priyanka Das and Bidyut Kumar Sarmah
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:69
  42. Durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) is one of the most important cereals in the world. Unfortunately, the wheat plant is a target of several species of the genus Fusarium. This genus causes two serious diseases: f...

    Authors: Hamza Bouanaka, Ines Bellil, Wahiba Harrat, Saoussene Boussaha, Abdelkader Benbelkacem and Douadi Khelifi
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:68
  43. Nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) are a major reason behind the global crop yield reduction. The bacterial strain KMT-4 was isolated from nematode-affected tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) rhizosphere at research farms, ...

    Authors: Sonam Antil, Rakesh Kumar, D. V. Pathak, Anil Kumar, Anil Panwar, Anju Kumari and Vinod Kumar
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:67
  44. Green mold disease on citrus caused by Penicillium digitatum is the most serious and destructive disease. It is causing 90% of production losses during post-harvest handling.

    Authors: Kamal A. M. Abo-Elyousr, Adel D. Al-Qurashi and Najeeb M. Almasoudi
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:66
  45. Date palm ((Phoenix doctylifera L.) suffers from several fungal diseases. The endophytic microorganisms present in higher plants generally offer protection to their host plants against invading phytopathogenic fu...

    Authors: H. H. Al-Nadabi, N. S. Al-Buraiki, A. A. Al-Nabhani, S. N. Maharachchikumbura, R. Velazhahan and A. M. Al-Sadi
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:65
  46. The invincible effects of the entomopathogenic fungi (EPF) under appropriate circumstances compensate for the flaws of chemical insecticides in the control programs. Beauveria bassiana is one of the most elaborat...

    Authors: Yasmin Adel Fergani and Elsayed Abd Elhameed Refaei
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:64
  47. The two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae (Koch) (Acari: Tetranychidae), is a widely distributed plant-feeding pest that causes significant yield losses in a wide range of crops. Newly developed or improve...

    Authors: Cenk Yucel
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:63
  48. Brown plant hopper (Nilaparvata lugens Stal.) a very damaging pest to rice crops. One of the efforts to control it is the use of entomopathogenic fungi (EPF). Three fungal local isolates found in Indonesia were e...

    Authors: Endang Warih Minarni, Loekas Soesanto, Agus Suyanto and Rostaman
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:62
  49. Bacteriophages are effective biocontrol strategy as well as ecofriendly remedy for the emerging antibiotic and chemical resistance in bacterial phytopathogens such as bacterial wilt-causing Ralstonia solanacearum

    Authors: Pramila Devi Umrao, Vineet Kumar and Shilpa Deshpande Kaistha
    Citation: Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control 2021 31:61

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