Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L) is universally one of the most important vegetable crops worldwide. In Egypt, the crop is cultivated annually in 2-3 plantations. The tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) is one of the recent devastating pests attacking tomato crop in several countries. It is a new exotic pest in Egypt. A study to evaluate the efficacy of integrated control methods against the pest was carried out at Fayoum Governorate, Egypt in the tomato Nili plantation (September - December) of 2014. Based on the infestation reduction rate, release of the egg parasitoid, Trichogrammatoidea bactrae + mass trapping (plot B) showed best results, followed by the application with Biotrine and Fytomax + mass trapping (plot A) and lastly use of insecticides (control) (plot C). Respective seasonal rate of infestation was 9.2, 11.1 and 29.3%. Highest yield production and cost benefits were recorded in plot (B).
Integrated pest management of the tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in tomato fields in Egypt / N.F. Goda, A.H. El-Heneidy, K. Djelouah, N. Hassan. - In: INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL JOURNAL. - ISSN 1341-2051. - 25:3(2015), pp. 655-661. ((Intervento presentato al 4. convegno thInternational Conference tenutosi a Cairo nel 2015.
|Titolo:||Integrated pest management of the tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in tomato fields in Egypt|
|Parole Chiave:||Tomato; Tuta absoluta; Trichogrammatoidea bactrae; IPM; Cost benefit; Egypt|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/11 - Entomologia Generale e Applicata|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|