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Occurrence of Beauveria bassiana in coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei) in the State of Rondônia, Brazil

In a study conducted to determine natural enemies of coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei, Ferrari) in the state of Rondônia, the occurrence of the fungus Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill. was identified at Embrapa Rondônia. Coffee fruits with coffee borer containing the fungus were collected in Conilon coffee plantations (Coffea canephora), in Rolim de Moura, Ouro Preto do Oeste and Machadinho do Oeste, state of Rondônia, Brazil, from February to March, 2000. The infection percentage in fruits with coffee berry borer varied from 0.23% to 0.47%, less than reported from other regions of Brazil.

Beauveria bassiana; Hypothenemus hampei; Coffea sp.; coffee berry borer; coffee

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