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Looking for ecological control of carrot psyllid

Nissinen, Anne (2007) Looking for ecological control of carrot psyllid. Forskningsnytt om økologisk landbruk i Norden (3-4), pp. 8-9.

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Summary

The results suggest that a one-week trap replacement period, which is the current practise in carrot psyllid monitoring, is too long at the early growth stages of carrot. Regardless of the oviposition (laying of eggs) preference for a certain carrot cultivars, the possibility of a functional push-pull control strategy based on limonene seems unlikely, since the repellent effect of limonene could not be verified. Further field studies with possible repellent compounds, such as winter host volatiles, will be needed to develop an efficient ecological control method for this species.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:carrot psyllid, Trioza apicalis, ecological control, limonene
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Related Links:http://www.cul.slu.se
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:13525
Deposited On:26 May 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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