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1. (WO2017155817) CHROMOBACTERIUM SPECIES WITH INSECTICIDAL ACTIVITY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/155817    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020693
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A01N 63/04
A01N 25/02
A01N 25/08
Applicants: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, as represented by THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
Inventors: BLACKBURN, Michael B.
GUNDERSEN-RINDAL, Dawn E.
FARRAR, Robert R.
KUHAR, Daniel J.
Title: CHROMOBACTERIUM SPECIES WITH INSECTICIDAL ACTIVITY
Abstract:
Strains of Chromobacterium sphagni sp. nov. are described which have insecticidal activity against insect larvae, in general, and lepidopteran insect larvae, in particular. A biocontrol agent containing one or more C. sphagni, media in which the C. sphagni, or both, and optionally a carrier are also described. Methods of killing insect larvae and methods of reducing insect populations in an area by applying to the area or an object an effective amount of the biocontrol agent are also described.