Mavis Agyeiwaa Acheampong
Entomology Doctoral Candidate
Phone: +27 0727303126
BSc (Hons) University of Ghana (2010)
MPhil University of Ghana (2014)
Suitability of entomopathogenic fungal isolates for microbial control of citrus pests: biological traits and effect of formulation
Mavis completed her MPhil in Crop Science at the University of Ghana. Her current research is focussed on suitability of entomopathogenic fungal (EPF) isolates for microbial control of citrus pests in South Africa. She is specifically evaluating the temperature tolerance, moisture requirement, UV sensitivity and endophytic potentials of some promising EPF isolates obtained from previous studies. These are aimed at selecting the most suitable candidates for biological control of insect pests in the field particularly, the current most important phytosanitary pest, false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta.
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