Formulated arthropod cadavers for pest suppression
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
McGuire, Michael R.
Behle, Robert W.
Shapiro, David I.
Lewis, Edwin E.
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Pesticidal and/or antimicrobial biological agent-infected arthropod cadavers are formulated by applying a coating agent once on the surface of the cadaver which either (a) prevents the cadavers from sticking together and/or rupturing or (b) acts as an adhesive for a powder or granule applied to the cadaver to prevent sticking and rupturing. The formulated cadavers maintain or improve infectivity, reproducibility, and survivability. The formulated cadavers can be partially desiccated to improve on shelf-life.
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