Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/220522
Title:
An Evaluation of Biological Agents for Control of Citrus Nematode and Liohippelates Eye Gnat
Author:
Nigh, Edward L. Jr.; Sumner, Christopher; Svodoba, Thomas
Issue Date:
Nov-1997
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Citrus Research Report
Abstract:
Biological agents have been employed in a series of experiments to evaluate their efftcacy,in control of the citrus nematode and Liohippelates eye gnat in the Yuma mesa area. Steinernema riobravis, an entomopathological nematode, considered climatically adapted to western Arizona temperatures, was selected from commercially available sources. Three field trials and a greenhouse study utilizing the nematodes at population ratés of one and two billion juveniles per acre were each unsuccessful in reducing the nematode or insect pest. Poor viability and survival were attributed to the negative results in each of the investigations. The microbial nematicide, DiTera, which was included in two limited trials, was found to be highly effective in suppression of citrus nematode populations infecting Yuma citrus. These results have prompted Abbott Laboratories, manufactures of the product; to establish two demonstration plots in the Yuma mesa area.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Citrus fruits -- Arizona; Citrus fruits -- Insects
Series/Report no.:
Series P-109; 370109
Sponsors:
Arizona Citrus Research Council

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dc.titleAn Evaluation of Biological Agents for Control of Citrus Nematode and Liohippelates Eye Gnaten_US
dc.contributor.authorNigh, Edward L. Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSumner, Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.authorSvodoba, Thomasen_US
dc.date.issued1997-11-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalCitrus Research Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractBiological agents have been employed in a series of experiments to evaluate their efftcacy,in control of the citrus nematode and Liohippelates eye gnat in the Yuma mesa area. Steinernema riobravis, an entomopathological nematode, considered climatically adapted to western Arizona temperatures, was selected from commercially available sources. Three field trials and a greenhouse study utilizing the nematodes at population ratés of one and two billion juveniles per acre were each unsuccessful in reducing the nematode or insect pest. Poor viability and survival were attributed to the negative results in each of the investigations. The microbial nematicide, DiTera, which was included in two limited trials, was found to be highly effective in suppression of citrus nematode populations infecting Yuma citrus. These results have prompted Abbott Laboratories, manufactures of the product; to establish two demonstration plots in the Yuma mesa area.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCitrus fruits -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCitrus fruits -- Insectsen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/220522-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-109en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries370109en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipArizona Citrus Research Councilen_US
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