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Alternative control of Tetranychus evansi Baker

Overview of attention for article published in Neotropical Entomology, August 2010
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Alternative control of Tetranychus evansi Baker & Pritchard (Acari: Tetranychidae) on tomato plants grown in greenhouses
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Neotropical Entomology, August 2010
DOI 10.1590/s1519-566x2010000400027
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Alberto Soto, Madelaine Venzon, Rafael M Oliveira, Hamilton G Oliveira, Angelo Pallini


Tetranychus evansi Baker & Pritchard is an important pest of solanaceous plants, including tomatoes. This mite is characterized by a high reproductive rate, which leads to high population growth in a short period of time causing important economic damage. Control of T. evansi is mainly through synthetic acaricides. In searching for environmentally friendly control measures, we evaluated the efficiency of alternative products to control T. evansi on tomato plants under greenhouse conditions. The products tested were lime sulphur and neem based products. We first estimated the lethal concentration (LC) and instantaneous rate of increase (r i) of T. evansi exposed to different product concentrations in laboratory conditions, and later tested the efficacy of LC95 and the concentrations that restrained mite population growth (r i = 0) in greenhouse conditions. The following treatments were repeated three times: NeemPro (81.0 and 71.6 mg a.i./l), Natuneem (31.1 and 20.4 mg ai/l), Organic Neem (39.1 and 30.4 mg a.i./l), lime sulphur (1.0 and 0.6%) and water (control). For all products, control provided by LC95 was higher than provided for lower concentrations (r i = 0) one day after spraying. However, after five days, for both concentrations, the percentage of T. evansi population reduction was superior to 95% and increased over time. Only plants sprayed with Natuneem (31.1 mg a.i./l) showed symptoms of phytotoxicity. Lime sulphur and neem based products, applied in appropriate concentrations and formulations, bear out as a viable alternative to control T. evansi on tomato plants.

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Unknown 20 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 30%
Researcher 4 20%
Professor 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 5%
Other 3 15%
Unknown 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 65%
Environmental Science 2 10%
Unspecified 1 5%
Chemistry 1 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 10%

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