Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde, Pflanzenschutz, Umweltschutz (1999) 72, 19-20
F.N. Zaki, M.F. El-Shaarawy and N.A. Farag (1999)
Release of two predators and two parasitoids to control aphids and whiteflies
Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde, Pflanzenschutz, Umweltschutz 72 (1), 19-20
Abstract: The potential of the two predators, Chrysoperla carnea Steph. and Coccinella undecimpunctata Reich., as well as the two parasitoids Diaeretiella rapae and Eretmocerus mundus in an open field and under green house were conducted after several releases against Aphis gossypii, A. fabae, Brevicorine brassicae and Bemisia tabaci.
Double releases of C. carnea (1:5 predator: aphids) achieved 100% reduction in A. gossypii after 12 days. A single release of C. undecimpunctata (1:50 predator: aphids) resulted in 99.97% reduction in the same aphid. Releasing of D. rapae to control B. brassicae at the rate of 1:50 resulted in 29% parasitism. Releasing E. mundus for the control of B. tabaci in cabbage at the rate of 5 adults/m2 resulted in 32% parasitism.
Three releases of C. undecimpunctata adults in a green-house cultivated with soybean, decreased A. fabae population from 207 to 7.6 aphids/plant.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
evaluation - screening - selection