POPULATION FLUCTUATION OF SPIDER MITE TETRANYCHUS URTICAE IN DIFFERENT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS OF STRAWBERRY
In Brazil strawberry stands out among temperate fruit trees and small fruits, the fruit being enjoyed by a large population. Currently the production systems that use fewer technologies impacting the environment and are efficient in the use of natural resources, have achieved preference among consumers highlighting the integrated production and organic production of strawberries. This with respect to the working conditions and lives of human beings and in addition to produce safer food. The spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch) is a pest of strawberry, cosmopolitan and widespread distributed, causing damage throughout the cycle. The experiment studied the population fluctuation of spider mite in different strawberry production systems. The experiment was conducted from May to November 2008 in commercial fields in Brazil. The treatments consisted of three production systems: organic production, integrated production and conventional production. Mite population peak occurred in the dry season (June to September) and control measures recommended for integrated production systems and organic were efficient working jointly to reduce the pest population.
Dias, J.P.T., Filho, J.D., Carmo, E.L., Simões, J.C. and Pádua, J.G. (2012). POPULATION FLUCTUATION OF SPIDER MITE TETRANYCHUS URTICAE IN DIFFERENT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS OF STRAWBERRY. Acta Hortic. 926, 625-630
Fragaria × ananassa Duch., infestation, Tetranychus urticae Koch, monitoring, pest