Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 64, No 1 (1999)

Pioneer Research into Biological Pest Control Done in Zagreb in the Period 1927-1932


Pages: 1-4


During the period 1927-1932 Božidar Hergula and Vale Vouk, together with their collaborators, among other achievements, published the results of the first field trials conducted in the World concerning the biological control of the European Corn Borer. In these investigations Bacillus thuringiensis and Metarrhizium anisopliae were used. The research was conducted in the Botanical Institute of the University of Zagreb. A check list of all parasites and predators found by Hergula, and a list of publications is added.


biological pest control; Corn Borer; Ostrinia nubilalis

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