Compatibility of reduced-risk insecticides with the non-target predatory mite Iphiseius degenerans (Acari: Phytoseiidae)

Doker I., Pappas M. L. , Samaras K., Triantafyllou A., KAZAK C. , Broufas G. D.

PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, cilt.71, ss.1267-1273, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 71 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/ps.3921
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1267-1273


BACKGROUNDIphiseius degenerans (Berlese) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) is a common predatory mite in citrus orchards in some areas of the Mediterranean basin and an important biological control agent of the thrips Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programmes in greenhouse crops. In this study, we evaluated the effects of the reduced-risk' insecticides acetamiprid, chlorantraniliprole, flubendiamide, metaflumizone, methoxyfenozide, spinetoram and thiamethoxam on I. degenerans, as a means of testing their compatibility in IPM programmes.