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Processed Kaolin as an alternative insecticide against the European pear sucker, Cacopsylla pyri (L.)

Daniel, Claudia; Pfammatter, W; Kehrli, P and Wyss, Eric (2005) Processed Kaolin as an alternative insecticide against the European pear sucker, Cacopsylla pyri (L.). [http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1439-0418.2005.00981.x.] Journal of Applied Entomology (129 (7)), pp. 363-367.

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Online at: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1439-0418.2005.00981.x

Summary

Application of processed kaolin particle film repels insects without lethal effects; hence side effects on beneficial arthropods are low. Processed kaolin may be an alternative to broad-spectrum insecticides used against European pear sucker, Cacopsylla pyri (L.), in organic and conventional pear production.
Trials showed that the processed kaolin showed a very high efficacy, and the population of C. pyri was kept under a damaging level over the whole season. In conclusion, kaolin shows promise as an alternative control for C. pyri in organic and orchards of Integreted Pest Management.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:European pear sucker, Kaolin, Entomologie Obstbau, Birnenblattsauger, Cacopsylla pyri
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Entomolgy
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/forschung/pflanzenschutz-nuetzlinge/obstbau/kaolinbehandlung.php
Deposited By: Daniel, Dr. Claudia
ID Code:6053
Deposited On:14 Oct 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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