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A survey of natural parasitism of mirid bugs by parasitoids on apples and pears in Norway

Jaastad, G.; Trandem, N.; Hovland, B. and Djønne, R. T. (2008) A survey of natural parasitism of mirid bugs by parasitoids on apples and pears in Norway. In: Boos, Markus (Ed.) Ecofruit - 13th International Conference on Cultivation Technique and Phytopathological Problems in Organic Fruit-Growing: Proceedings to the Conference from 18thFebruary to 20th February 2008 at Weinsberg/Germany, pp. 191-195.

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Summary

Mirid bugs are important pests in both integrated and organic fruit production. In a survey
in 2006 the proportion of mirids parasitized by parasitoids was investigated in 18
Norwegian orchards. More than 50 beating samples were collected from apple and pear
orchards under integrated and organic management in different areas of Norway. About
30% of nymphs of the most abundant mirid bug species, Lygocoris pabulinus, Ortholylus
marginalis and Psallus ambiguus, were parasitized. Important factors for enhancing
biological control in organic fruit production are discussed.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Biological control, fruit, Miridae, Norway, parasitoids
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2008: Ecofruit
Related Links:http://www.ecofruit.net
Deposited By: Tagung, Ecofruit
ID Code:13675
Deposited On:24 Jul 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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