Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki and subsp. aizawai are an effective, widely used tool for managing caterpillar pests in public green
  • Public green eg. boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) / FR/ Bacillus thuringiensis / box moth (Cydalima perspectalis)
  • Bt solutions are more than ever needed to tackle new challenges such as this invasive pest destroying part of the European patrimony




  • Technical result: efficient, selective biological management of box moth
  • Economic result: protection of boxwood, high value ornamental shrubs and topiaries
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Only active on caterpillars, respecting beneficial organisms
    • Reduction of reliance to chemical pesticides
    • Preserves the biodiversity enabling resilient ecosystems


    • Demonstrates good governance (preventative approach) and successful teamwork
    • Enables worker and consumer health and wellbeing in high exposure public green


    • Preservation of high value shrubs and historical topiaries
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