Participation in Forum on February 17, 2022
Paulo MartinsThank you! Recently we have published another paper with diatomaceous earth x Dermanyssus in the poultry house ( and another with an selected Beauveria bassiana (Unioeste 88) also in a poultry house (
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IntroductionAlphitobius diaperinus (Panzer), popularly known as "cascarudo" [thick-shelled beetle] (Rohde et al., 2006), belongs to the phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, order Coleoptera and Family Tenebrionidae (Paiva, 2000). It is a pest of stored grain that has adapted to poultry houses (Vaughan et al., 1984; Arends, 1987; Mac Allister et al., 1995). It affects poultry facilities by producing p ...
Discussion created on July 14, 2018
I am professor at Western Paraná State University (Unioeste, Cascavel, PR, Brazil). I would like to talk about alternative control of the lesser meal worm and the poultry red mite, mainly with biocontrol agents and mineral dusts.
Participation in Forum on June 7, 2018
Richard Yes! We have been tested some vegetal extracts and essential oil against Dermanyssus. On last march, a dissertation about it was concluded. Soon we are publishing. But, at moment these studies are on lab level. Not in field conditions.We have evaluated in poultry layer, fungi and diatomaceous earthThank you!Luis
Article published the June 7, 2018
Modern poultry farming is characterized by the confinement of large numbers of birds in controlled environments, ensuring adequate conditions for the development of the birds. However, this environment is also favorable for the development of insects such as the lesser mealworm (Alphitobius diaperinus Panzer 1797) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). This insect is found worldwide, inhabiting poultry ...
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IntroductionBrazilian egg production is based on intensive farming systems, which ensure greater yield in a smaller physical space. However, it favors the development of arthropod pests, such as the red mite Dermanyssus gallinae (De Geer) (Acari, Dermanyssidae). This mite feeds on poultry, causing weight loss, reduced egg production, blood spoliation anemia and, in more severe cases, death. S ...
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