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Mites from Cerrado fragments and adjacent soybean crops: does the native vegetation help or harm the plantation?

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Rezende, Jose M. [1] ; Lofego, Antonio C. [2] ; Nuvoloni, Felipe M. [1] ; Navia, Denise [3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] UNESP, Programa Posgrad Biol Anim, BR-15054000 Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] UNESP, Dept Zool & Bot, BR-15054000 Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] Embrapa Recursos Genet & Biotecnol, BR-70770900 Brasilia, DF - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Experimental and Applied Acarology; v. 64, n. 4, p. 501-518, DEC 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 15

Aiming to recognize the distribution patterns of the mite fauna in soybean crops and to determine the existence of similarity in the composition of species between Cerrado fragments and these plantations, samplings were carried out in 10 areas located in Brazilian Mid-Western and Southeastern regions. Each area was comprised of one fragment of Cerrado sensu stricto and one adjacent soybean crop plantation, with simultaneous samplings carried out on both of them. From the total sampled species, 111 were recorded in the Cerrado and 25 in soybean crops. About 68 % were common in both environments and only eight were exclusively found in soybean. All the species of Phytoseiidae recorded in soybean were also found in the Cerrado. The tetranychid mite Mononychellus planki (McGregor) was the most abundant species (96.3 % of the total individuals) and the only one recorded in every sampled crop. The main occurrence of M. planki was verified in soybean crops using the transgenic cultivar ANTA 82. In general terms, it has been observed that Cerrado fragments do not shelter pest species that may attack soybean and can contribute to the increase of possible predator species in this agroecosystem. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/19935-1 - Influence of geographic distribution in the structural pattern of the mite community on rubber trees(Hevea brasiliensis MUELL ARG. Euphorbiaceae) in Brazil.
Grantee:Felipe Micali Nuvoloni
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 08/07835-2 - Mites associated with plants in core region of Cerrado and its influence in the mitefauna found in the soybean plantation (Glycine Max) (Fabaceae)
Grantee:José Marcos Rezende
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master