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dc.contributor.authorFonte, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorGarcerá, Cruz 
dc.contributor.authorChueca, Patricia
dc.identifier.citationFonte, A., Garcerá, C. & Chueca, P. (2023). Influence of mechanical and manual pruning on the incidence of pests in ‘Clemenules’ mandarins. Pest Management Science. Published on-line [05 July 2023].es
dc.identifier.issn1526-4998 (eISSN)
dc.description.abstractBackground: In Spain, citrus pruning is usually done by hand, although mechanized pruning is gradually being introduced as a cheaper alternative. The pruning strategy affects the pattern and intensity of sprouting, and the canopy characteristics, and therefore could affect pest control. In this study, the effect of three pruning strategies on the incidence of key citrus pests was analyzed: manual, mechanical (with hedging and topping) and no pruning (control). In a commercial clementine orchard, sprouting, pest density and fruit damage were evaluated through three seasons. Results: Outside the canopy, mechanically pruned trees had a significantly higher number of shoots, and more shoots were attacked by aphids (cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii, and spirea aphid, A. spiraecola) in comparison with manual or control strategies. Inside the canopy statistically nonsignificant differences were found between strategies. Regarding the pest level of two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, and California red scale, Aonidiella aurantii, in general, no significant differences were found between pruning strategies, and in some cases mechanical pruning resulted in a lower level of these pests and fruit damage than manual pruning. Conclusion: The density of aphids, which are pests associated with sprouting, was affected by the pruning strategy. However, the densities of T. urticae and A. aurantii and the level of damaged fruit were
dc.publisherWiley Online Libraryes
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.titleInfluence of mechanical and manual pruning on the incidence of pests in ‘Clemenules’ mandarinses
dc.entidadIVIACentro de Agroingenieríaes
dc.journal.issueNumberPublished online 05 July 2023es
dc.journal.titlePest Management Sciencees
dc.relation.projectIDThis research was co-funded by (1) the project ‘Application of new technologies for a comprehensive strategy of mechanical citrus harvesting (CITRUSREC)’ funded by the Spanish National Institute for Agriculture and Food Research and Technology (INIA) and the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness of Spain (project RTA2014-00025-C05-00), co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF); (2) the project of the Operative Group ‘Technological advances for modernization and sustainability in citrus production(GO CITRUSTECH)’ co-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) (80%) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (20%); and (3) the project ‘Tecnología inteligente para una agricultura digital, sostenible y precisa en la Comunitat Valenciana (AgriIntel·ligència-CV)’ co-financed by the Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research(IVIA) and by the European Regional Development Fund(ERDF). Cruz Garcerá was recipient of a post-doctoral grant DOC-INIA funded by Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Agroalimentaria (ref. DR2015-0318).es
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MINECO/Programa estatal de i+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad/RTA2014-00025-C05-00/ES/Aplicación de nuevas tecnologías para la estrategia integral de la recolección mecanizada de cítricos/CITRUSRECes
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ERDF/PCV 2021-2027/52204/ES/Tecnología inteligente para una agricultura digital, sostenible y precisa en la comunitat valenciana/AgrIntel·ligència-CVes
dc.subject.agrisH10 Pests of plantses
dc.subject.agrisN20 Agricultural machinery and equipmentes
dc.subject.agrisF01 Crop husbandryes
dc.subject.agrisU10 Mathematical and statistical methodses
dc.subject.agrovocHedging plants es
dc.subject.agrovocTopping es
dc.subject.agrovocTopping (pruning) es
dc.subject.agrovocAonidiella aurantii es
dc.subject.agrovocAphids es
dc.subject.agrovocTetranychus urticae es
dc.subject.agrovocCitrus es
dc.subject.agrovocPest management es
dc.subject.agrovocMechanical pruning es
dc.subject.agrovocMandarins es
dc.subject.agrovocShoots es

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