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dc.contributor.authorCalvo, Javier
dc.contributor.authorBolckmans, Karel
dc.contributor.authorStansly, Philip A.
dc.contributor.authorUrbaneja, Alberto
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T10:11:22Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T10:11:22Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationCalvo, J., Bolckmans, K., Stansly, P. A., Urbaneja, A. (2009). Predation by Nesidiocoris tenuis on Bemisia tabaci and injury to tomato. Biocontrol, 54(2), 237-246.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11939/4931
dc.description.abstractTomato is the most important vegetable crop in Spain. The mirid bug Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter) commonly appears in large numbers in protected and open-air tomato crops where little or no broad-spectrum insecticides are used. Nesidiocoris tenuis is known to be a predator of whiteflies, thrips and several other pest species. However, it is also considered a pest because it can feed on tomato plants, causing necrotic rings on stems and flowers and punctures in fruits. Our objectives were to evaluate predation by N. tenuis on sweetpotato whitefly Bemisia tabaci Gennadius under greenhouse conditions and establish its relationship to N. tenuis feeding on tomato. Two different release rates of N. tenuis were compared with an untreated control (0, 1 and 4 N. tenuis plant -1) in cages of 8 m2. Significant reductions of greater than 90% of the whitefly population and correspondingly high numbers of N. tenuis were observed with both release rates. Regression analysis showed that necrotic rings on foliage caused by N. tenuis were best explained by the ratio of B. tabaci nymphs:N. tenuis as predicted by the equation y = 15.086x - 0.6359.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectBiological control
dc.subjectMiridae
dc.subjectWhitefly
dc.subjectZoophytophagy
dc.titlePredation by Nesidiocoris tenuis on Bemisia tabaci and injury to tomato
dc.typearticle
dc.authorAddressInstituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Carretera CV-315, Km. 10’7, 46113 Moncada (Valencia), Españaes
dc.entidadIVIACentro de Protección Vegetal y Biotecnología
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10526-008-9164-y
dc.identifier.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10526-008-9164-y
dc.journal.abbreviatedTitleBiocontrol
dc.journal.issueNumber2
dc.journal.titleBiocontrol
dc.journal.volumeNumber54
dc.page.final246
dc.page.initial237
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.source.typeImpreso


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