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dc.contributor.authorDembilio, Óscar
dc.contributor.authorKaramaouna, F.
dc.contributor.authorKontodimas, D. C.
dc.contributor.authorNomikou, M.
dc.contributor.authorJaques, Josep A.
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T10:11:45Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T10:11:45Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationDembilio, O., Karamaouna, F., Kontodimas, D. C., Nomikou, M., Jacas, J.A. (2011). Short communication. Susceptibility of Phoenix theophrasti (Palmae: Coryphoideae), to Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), and its control using Steinernema carpocapsae in a chitosan formulation. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 9(2), 623-626.
dc.identifier.issn1695-971X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11939/5125
dc.description.abstractThe invasive red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Oliv. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is the most destructive pest of palms in the world. It has been reported on 19 palm species belonging to 15 different genera. The host status of the Cretan Date Palm, Phoenix theophrasti, remains unclear. Therefore, the present study was carried out to ascertain the host status of this protected palm species. Additionally, the efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes in a chitosan formulation to control this pest in P theophrasti was assessed. Our results showed that healthy 4-yr-old P theophrasti palms were not infested by adult females after 9 days exposure in a population density of 3 adults per plant. However, infestation was successful when neonate larvae were artificially introduced in palms. Therefore, natural populations of P theophrasti could be at risk. Gummy secretion was observed in both naturally and forced infested palms indicating the existence of antibiosis in this species. Curative applications with the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae in a chitosan formulation in early infested P theophrasti palms managed to reduce insect's activity and could help the palms to recover.
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dc.titleShort communication. Susceptibility of Phoenix theophrasti (Palmae: Coryphoideae) to Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and its control using Steinernema carpocapsae in a chitosan formulation
dc.typearticle
dc.authorAddressInstituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Carretera CV-315, Km. 10,7 - 46113 Moncada (València)
dc.date.issuedFreeFormJUN 2011
dc.entidadIVIACentro de Protección Vegetal y Biotecnología
dc.identifier.doi10.5424/sjar/20110902-413-10
dc.journal.issueNumber2
dc.journal.titleSpanish Journal of Agricultural Research
dc.journal.volumeNumber9
dc.page.final626
dc.page.initial623
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