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3 The technology developed
Oil formulation of spores of the fungus Metarhizium (flavoviride) anisopliae var. acridum IMI 330189. The fungal spores are lipophilic, they suspend will in oil. Not only does this enhance their infectivity at low humidities, but such formulations fit current pesticide application practices. Fungus production is on cereal or waste substrates – but village level production was rejected following technical and economic analysis. The production process is prone to contamination and involves a lot of time and work. Specialist producers are needed.
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