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Comparison of conventional and integrated programs for control of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae)

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Iwassaki, Larissa Akemi [1] ; Sato, Mario Eidi [1] ; Calegario, Fagoni Fayer [2] ; Poletti, Marcelo [3] ; Nunes Maia, Aline de Holanda [2]
Total Authors: 5
[1] APTA, Inst Biol, BR-13001970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Embrapa Meio Ambiente, Empresa Brasileira Pesquisa Agr, BR-13820000 Jaguariuna, SP - Brazil
[3] PROMIP Comercio Pesquisa & Desenvolvimento Agente, BR-13165000 Engenheiro Coelho, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Experimental and Applied Acarology; v. 65, n. 2, p. 205-217, FEB 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 2

The twospotted spider mite (TSSM), Tetranychus urticae Koch, is one of the main pests on strawberry crops in Brazil. TSSM can be difficult to control due to acaricide resistance. The objective of this work was to compare the effect of conventional and integrated strawberry production (ISP) systems on mite abundance and acaricide resistance. The control of TSSM in ISP was based on the release of Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor) or application of a selective acaricide (propargite), when TSSM monitoring indicated the timing for the release of predaceous mites (1-3 mites per leaflet on 30 % leaflets) or chemical intervention (> 10 mites per leaflet). Only acaricides (abamectin, fenpyroximate) were applied in the conventional system. Integrated control of TSSM were sufficient to maintain a significantly lower pest infestation level, resulting in a sixfold reduction in the frequency of acaricide applications, and consequently, a lower selection pressure for acaricide resistance. Strategies for the management of TSSM in strawberry fields are described and discussed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/17972-2 - Pesticide resistance in pests (Tetranychus urticae and Frankliniella occidentalis) and predators (Acari: Phytoseiidae) and management strategies for these pests
Grantee:Mário Eidi Sato
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 08/02103-3 - Two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch) on strawberry and chrysanthemum: host preference and management strategies
Grantee:Larissa Akemi Iwassaki
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 07/08612-4 - Studies on pesticide resistance on thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) and mites (Tetranychus urticae), in several crops, and host preference of these pests on ornamental plants in the State of São Paulo
Grantee:Mário Eidi Sato
Support type: Regular Research Grants