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Research Publications in journals:
Diminished UV radiation reduces the Spreads and population density of Macrosiphum euphorbiae in lettuce.
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Crop production
Information
Abstract
UV-absorbing covers reduce the incidence of injurious insect pests and viruses in protected crops. In the present study, the effect of a UV-absorbing net (Bionet) on the spatio-temporal dynamics of the potato aphid on lettuce plants was evaluated. A field experiment was conducted during three seasons in two identical tunnels divided in four plots. A set of lettuce plants were artificially infested with Macrosiphum euphorbiae adults and the population was estimated by counting aphids on every plant over 7 to 9 weeks. Insect population grew exponentially but a significantly lower aphid density was present on plants grown under the UV-absorbing cover compared to a standard 50 mesh net. Similarly, in laboratory conditions, life table parameters were significantly reduced under the Bionet. Moreover, SADIE analysis showed that the spatial distribution of aphids was effectively limited under the UV-absorbing nets. Our results indicate that UV-absorbing nets should be considered as an important component of lettuce indoor cropping systems preventing pesticide applications and reducing the risk of spread of aphid-borne virus diseases.
International
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JCR
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Title
Horticultural Science
ISBN
0862-867X
Impact factor JCR
0,477
Impact info
Volume
39
Journal number
From page
74
To page
80
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Sayoa Legarrea
  • Autor: Beatriz Díaz
  • Autor: María Plaza
  • Autor: Laura Barrios
  • Autor: Ignacio Morales Marcos (UPM)
  • Autor: Elisa Viñuela Sandoval (UPM)
  • Autor: Alberto Fereres
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Manejo Integrado de Plagas
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