An Evaluation on the Enthomopathogenic Fungi: Mode of Action and Resistance Development Potential of Pests

Şahin S., Durmuşoğlu E. , Aydın A.

7th International Entomopathogens and Microbial Control Congress, Kayseri, Türkiye, 11 - 13 Eylül 2019, cilt.1, ss.46

  • Cilt numarası: 1
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Kayseri
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.46


The farmers generally prefer chemical control against to insect pest for their easy application and high impact in a short time. However, constant and intensive use of chemical pesticides carries many problems such as residue problem, environmental pollution, deterioration of natural balance and resistance problems in pest population. İnsect resistance to insecticides become one of the most important problems caused by the intensive use of chemical pesticides. Because of these problems, alternative methods and / or products have been searched for pest control, development of new pesticides was required and the use of microorganism-based biopesticides in pest control has gained importance. Among the microorganism based biopreparates, entomopathogenic fungi are characterized by adherence to the insect cuticle, penetration and reproduction in the hemocoel. There are many registered entomopathogenic fungi based biopreparates in the world and their usage is increasing day by day. However, there is not yet much research on whether the problem of resistance to chemical pesticides in pests is valid for these biopreparates. Therefore, in this study, the mode of action of entomopathogenic fungi and the potential of pests to develop resistance to these biopreparates have been surveyed.