Effectiveness of spinosad and mineral oil for control of Grapholita funebrana Treitschke in organic plum orchards

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Abstract

An experiment was conducted in an organic plum orchard in Sicily to evaluatethe damage caused by the plum moth Grapholita funebrana (Treitschke)to three plum cultivars (Angeleno, Friar, and Stanley) and to evaluate plummoth control provided by mineral oil applied every 20 days (Moil), spinosadapplied every 10 days (S10), or spinosad and mineral oil applied alternately(S/Moil). Treatment application began when eggs were first observed onfruits. S10 and S/Moil effectively reduced plum moth damage on all cultivarsbut Moil did not. Plum moth infestation was significantly lower on Stanleythan on Friar and Angeleno.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)68-70
Numero di pagine3
RivistaNew Medit
Volume11
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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