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dc.contributor.authorAguilar-Fenollosa, Ernestina
dc.contributor.authorPascual-Ruiz, Sara
dc.contributor.authorHurtado-Ruiz, Mónica A.
dc.contributor.authorJaques, Josep A.
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T10:11:29Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T10:11:29Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationAguilar-Fenollosa, Ernestina, Pascual-Ruiz, Sara, Hurtado, Monica A., Jacas, J.A. (2011). Efficacy and economics of ground cover management as a conservation biological control strategy against Tetranychus urticae in clementine mandarin orchards. Crop Protection, 30(10), 1328-1333.
dc.identifier.issn0261-2194
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11939/4977
dc.description.abstractConservation biological control by means of ground cover offers an interesting alternative to chemical control of the twospotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae), a key pest of clementine mandarins. The aim of this study was to investigate whether this tactic could actually achieve significant reductions in crop losses caused by this pest. The three most common cover practices used in citrus in Spain were compared: wild cover, a cover of Festuca arundinacea Scherb. (Poaceae), and bare soil. The action threshold was more often exceeded in wild cover than in bare soil or F. arundinacea. When expenditures and revenues were balanced, the most favorable cover was F. arundinacea (between 44.4 and 74.5% cost reduction relative to the most expensive one). F. arundinacea as a cover crop is a conservation biological control strategy highly recommendable for clementine producers. Although its use did not reduce mite populations below the action threshold, the population decreases obtained made the adoption of this tactic a beneficial alternative both ecologically and economically. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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dc.titleEfficacy and economics of ground cover management as a conservation biological control strategy against Tetranychus urticae in clementine mandarin orchards
dc.typearticle
dc.authorAddressInstituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Carretera CV-315, Km. 10’7, 46113 Moncada (Valencia), Españaes
dc.date.issuedFreeFormOCT 2011
dc.entidadIVIACentro de Protección Vegetal y Biotecnología
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cropro.2011.05.011
dc.journal.issueNumber10
dc.journal.titleCrop Protection
dc.journal.volumeNumber30
dc.page.final1333
dc.page.initial1328
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.source.typeImpreso


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