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Chinese Journal of Biological Control ›› 2021, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (1): 60-69.DOI: 10.16409/j.cnki.2095-039x.2021.01.019

• INVITED REVIEW • Previous Articles    

The Research Progress and Prospect of Biological Control of Potato Tuber Moth, Phthorimaea Opercullella (Zeller)

DU Xia1,2, LIU Xia2, ZHOU Wenwu3, YANG Yanli2, HU Xianqi2, GAO Yulin1,4   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests/Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, China;
    2. College of Plant Protection, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming 650201, China;
    3. Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University/Key Laboratory of Biology of Crop Pathogens and Insects of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou 310058, China;
    4. National Center of Excellence for Tuber and Root Crop Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
  • Received:2020-09-14 Published:2021-02-23

Abstract: Potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea opercullella, is a crucial and destructive pest to potato worldwide. It is one of the key factors limiting the development of potato industry. Overuse of chemical pesticide often induces increased insecticide resistance in the insect, and chemicals cannot provide sustainable and effective control of this pest. Therefore, many researchers have paid more and more attention to biological control in the recent years. This paper reviewed the recent research progresses in the control of potato tuber moth by natural enemies, insect pathogens, insect sex pheromone and plant extracts.

Key words: potato tuber moth, biological control, research progress

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