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Effects of a photoselective greenhouse cover on the performance and host finding ability of Aphidius ervi in a lettuce crop
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Crop production
Information
Abstract
In the search for a durable pest control management, biological control agents and photoselective covers are suitable candidates to be implemented in greenhouse crops. In this work, we studied the effects of a 50 mesh photoselective cover compared to a standard with similar characteristics but without UV-absorbing additives on the performance of Aphidius ervi Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a widely used parasitoid to control aphids in vegetable crops. Four field experiments were conducted in La Poveda Experimental Farm (Central Spain) where a lettuce crop was grown during the years 2008?2010. Lettuce plants were infested by Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and the parasitoid A. ervi was released and monitored throughout the crop cycle to evaluate any constraint in its performance produced by UVabsorbing nets. The ability of A. ervi to find and parasitize the host was not modified by the photoselective cover during the four seasons studied. Thus, we suggest that both strategies could be combined in the context of IPM in vegetable crops where this natural enemy is released.
International
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JCR
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Title
Biocontrol
ISBN
1386-6141
Impact factor JCR
2,253
Impact info
Volume
59
10.1007/s10526-014-9564-0
Journal number
3
From page
265
To page
278
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Saioa Legarrea (Departamento de Proteccio¿n Vegetal, Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias ICA, CSIC,)
  • Autor: Eduardo Velázquez (Universidad Intercultural de Chiapas (UNICH),)
  • Autor: Pedro Luis Aguado Cortijo (UPM)
  • Autor: Alberto Fereres ((Departamento de Proteccio¿n Vegetal, Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias ICA, CSIC,))
  • Autor: Ignacio Morales Marcos (UPM)
  • Autor: Daniel Rodríguez (Universidad Veracruzana,)
  • Autor: Pedro del Estal Padillo (UPM)
  • Autor: Elisa Viñuela Sandoval (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Manejo Integrado de Plagas
  • Departamento: Producción Agraria
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