Population development and parasitism rate of Diaeretiella rapae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Balcali (Adana), Turkey

Bayhan S. O. , Ulusoy M. R.

RESEARCH ON CROPS, vol.12, no.2, pp.578-587, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : RESEARCH ON CROPS
  • Page Numbers: pp.578-587


In this study, the population development and parasitisim rate of Diaretiella rapae parasitising Brevicoryne brassicae was evaluated on cabbage (Yalova 1), cauliflower (Early Snawball), broccoli (Marathon) and radish (Antep radish) in the experimental fields without any pesticides application in the research field of the Plant Protection Department, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Cukurova, between 2001 and 2004 in Turkey. During the monitored, naturally occurring aphids and mummies were counted. The population of B. brassicae and its parasitoid generally increased in December to January and March to April.