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NewsUfa biochemists have proposed a new method of fighting the Colorado potato beetle

Ufa biochemists have proposed a new method of fighting the Colorado potato beetle

Colorado potato beetle is one of the most dangerous pests of vegetable crops. The annual damage from this pest in the hundreds of tons of destroyed potato, tomato and sweet pepper, eggplant and other plants.

There are many chemicals, intended to control the Colorado potato beetle – but it seems that this fight will never come to an end. In addition, the use of insecticides is not the best way affects the safety of consumption of vegetable products.

In 2015, the biochemists from Ufa, probably managed to find a solution to the problem, referring to the biological method of pest control. It turned out that reliably protect against the Colorado potato beetle vegetable crop you can, if you give her hay Bacillus (Bacillus subtilis) is a bacteria harmless to humans and animals. Adults of the pest are already on the 4th day showed obvious signs of decreased viability, while the larvae of the Colorado potato beetle and refused to eat since the first day they were offered processed vegetables.