The major aim of tbe project was to determine the potential of the insect pathogen Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) for the control of a range of stored product pest species. To identify strains of Bt with activity, previously characterised strains were tested against four major coleopteran storage pest species. New strains of Bt were also isolated from previously unexamined tropical stored product environments and tested for activity. A total of 47 bacterial strains were tested, although disappointingly none were found to cause significant mortality to any of the pest species.
Jarrett, P. To determine the potential of Bacillus thuringiensis, for the control of a range of insect pests of stored products in the tropics. Final Technical Report. Horticulture Research International, Warwickshire, UK (2000) 18 pp.