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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Efficacy of a long-lasting bifenthrin-treated net against horticultural pests and its compatibility with the predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii and the parasitic wasp Eretmocerusmundus
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Entomology
Information
Abstract
Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) have been investigated recently for their use in agriculture. Depending on the insecticide, the hole size and the way they are produced, these nets can target different pests and therefore they could be interesting options for use in integrated pest management (IPM). As the information on their compatibility with beneficial fauna is practically negligible, in this work we have tested the compatibility of an experimental bifenthrin long-lasting insecticide-treated net (LLITN) with Amblyseius swirskii and Eretmocerus mundus, important natural enemies of whiteflies and thrips, under laboratory, semi-field and commercial greenhouse conditions. RESULTS: In the laboratory, the treated netwas very deleterious to adults of both natural enemies, after 72 h exposure. However, in choice tests with Y-tubes, both natural enemies were neither attracted nor repelled by the treated net and no short-term mortality was detected in individuals that had crossed it. No deleterious effects on the E. mundus beneficial capacity were detected in semi-field trials. In field trials, the LLITN proved to be compatible with A. swirskii while decreasing pest densities.
International
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JCR
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Title
Pest Manag Sci
ISBN
1526-498X
Impact factor JCR
2,694
Impact info
Volume
73
10.1002/ps.4515
Journal number
From page
1547
To page
1551
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: M. del Mar Fernandez Gallego (UPM)
  • Autor: Ignacio Colomer (U. Almería)
  • Autor: Maria Pilar Medina Velez (UPM)
  • Autor: Alberto Fereres (ICA)
  • 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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