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North Central Research Station


North Central Research Station
1992 Folwell Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

(651) 649-5000

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

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Title: Bt: One Option for Gypsy Moth Management

Author: Mccullough, Deborah C.; Bauer, Leah S.

Year: 2000

Publication: Ext. Bull. E-2724, Michigan State University Extension, East Lansing, MI. 4 p.

Abstract: Though the gypsy moth will never go away, you have a variety of options to help manage this pest during outbreaks. One option involves the use of Bt to protect tree foliage and reduce the annoyance caused by gypsy moth caterpillars during an outbreak. Bt or Btk refers to a microorganism called Bacillus Thuringeniesis var. kurstaki. Bt has been widely adopted for gypsy moth control because of it efficacy, it''s low toxicity to other animals and its ease of use.

Key Words: Insect outbreaks, Bacillus thuringeniesis var. kurstaki, caterpillars, control.


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