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Title: Bt: One Option for Gypsy Moth Management
Author: Mccullough, Deborah C.; Bauer, Leah S.;
Source: Ext. Bull. E-2724, Michigan State University Extension, East Lansing, MI. 4 p.
Publication Series: Entomology Bulletin
Description: 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.
Keywords: Insect outbreaks, Bacillus thuringeniesis var. kurstaki, caterpillars, control.
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Mccullough, Deborah C.; Bauer, Leah S. 2000. Bt: One Option for Gypsy Moth Management. Ext. Bull. E-2724, Michigan State University Extension, East Lansing, MI. 4 p.
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