Mass Production of Beauveria bassiana (Bals.)Vuill. for the Management of Rice Hispa, Dicladispa armigera (Olivier)


  • Assam Agricultural University, Department of Entomology, Jorhat, Assam, 785 013, India
  • Dibrugarh University, Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh, Assam, 786 004, India
  • Assam Agricultural University, Department of Plant Pathology, Jorhat, Assam, 785 013, India


Potato broth, rice gruel, coconut water, rice husk, sawdust and rice bran were evaluated for mass culturing of Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill (Strain AAU-09). Amongst the solid media rice husk in addition of 2% dextrose was superior to others in terms of spore production (6.25 x 107 conidia/ml) and pathogenicity (86.67%) to Dicladispa armigera (Olivier) adults. Likewise, amongst the liquid media potato broth supplemented with synthetic chitin (2%), dextrose (2%) and peptone (2%) supported maximum spore production.


Entomopathogenic Fungi, Beauveria bassiana, Mass Production, Pathogenicity, Spore Production.

Subject Discipline

Agriculture Sciences

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