Recent advances in the commercial application of beneficials against stored-product and cultural heritage pests
Abstract: The fields of commercial application of beneficials against stored-product pests, i.e. the combination of a certain product, pest and beneficial are analysed. Seventy fields of application against stored-product and cultural property pests were identified. Applications include empty room, bulk storage, packaged products, and materials like textiles and artefacts. The Indian meal moth received moth applications, followed by clothing moth and Sitophilus spp. weevils. Concerning the natural enemies, the largest number of applications was with T. evanescens, followed by Lariophagus distinguendus/Anisopteromalus calandrae and Habrobracon hebetor. Almost the same number of fields of applications was in organic and conventional stored products. Reasons for these focuses are discussed.