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Project: Alternative rearing methods for the predatory bug Macrolophus caliginosus

01-NOV-03 – 31-MAR-06

In the framework of an international research project with Eureka status, a collaboration is initiated with biocontrol producer Koppert BV in The Netherlands, for developing artificial diets that can be used in the mass production of beneficials employed for biological pest control. Focus is on the predatory bug Macrolophus caliginosus, an econmically important biocontrol agent of various arthropod crop pests in European protected cultivation.