Present Situation and Prospect of Grub Control in Sweet Potato Field

Yan Hui; Xue Cheng; Li Qiang; Zhang Yungang
April 2015
Plant Diseases & Pests;Apr2015, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p1
Academic Journal
Grub is one of the major pests affecting yield and quality of sweet potato. Although traditional chemical pesticides have quick effect, the disadvantages of high toxicity, strong pest resistance, and heavy pollution hinder the development of modem ecological agriculture, while physical means such as light trapping, sex pheromone method and biological control methods are more safe and lasting compared with chemical means. To provide reference and guidance for grub control and sweet potato production, the control methods against sweet potato grubs are comprehensively explored, and strategy and prospects of using biological technology to control pests are analyzed.


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