Efficacy of chemical and bio-pesticides on the tomato russet mite Aculops lycopersici (Acari: Eriophyidae)


Abstract: In our study several products were tested against the tomato russet mite, Aculops lycopersici (Acari: Eriophyidae) on tomato plants. Several chemical as well as physical and botanical insecticide and acaricide compounds were tested on a high population of the TRM. The majority of the chemical compounds were effective against this mite. On the other hand, only the appliance of thyme oil reduced the population of the mite, while some physical compounds, such as Kinetic, Agritrap and Eradicoat were estimated to be moderately to highly effective, according to EPPO guidelines.

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