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- Pina, Tatiana; Argolo, Poliane SÃ¡; Urbaneja, Alberto; Jacas, Josep A.
- Biological control 2012 v.61 no.2 pp. 176-183
- Carpobrotus edulis; Citrus; Euseius; Festuca arundinacea; Neoseiulus californicus; Phytoseiulus persimilis; Tetranychus urticae; biological control; clementines; cover crops; lifestyle; natural enemies; orchards; pollen; predation; predatory mites; trees
- ... Cover crops can serve as a reservoir of natural enemies by supplying alternative food sources as pollen. However, pollen quality and availability can modulate phytoseiid communities. In clementine trees associated with a cover crop of Festuca arundinacea Schreber, these communities were more diverse than those associated with a multifloral wild cover crop. As a consequence, the former had a better ...
- Asalf, Belachew; Trandem, Nina; Stensvand, Arne; Wekesa, Vitalis W.; de Moraes, Gilberto J.; Klingen, Ingeborg
- Biological control 2012 v.61 no.2 pp. 121-127
- Phytoseiulus persimilis; Podosphaera; Tetranychus urticae; additive effect; bioassays; egg production; eggs; females; fruit crops; laboratory experimentation; leaves; mite control; population growth; powdery mildew; predatory mites; strawberries; sulfur
- ... Strawberry plants frequently suffer from simultaneous or sequential attacks of powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis) and the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), and for many years control of these two plant-damaging organisms have been achieved by use of sulfur and the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis, respectively. Sulfur, predatory mites, and powdery mildew have long been studied ...