Side effects of five pesticides on different stages of Amblyseius swirskii (Acari: Phytoseiidae) under laboratory conditions


Abstract: In this study, the side effects of five pesticides (ametoctradin, isopyrazam, mandipropamid, propamocarb-HCL + fluopicolide and sulfaxoflor) were determined on eggs, larvae and adult females of A. swirskii. According to the results, none of the pesticides was toxic to the eggs, however, ametoctradin, propamocarb + fluopicolide and sulfoxaflor were toxic to the larvae and adult females. In addition, only mandiopramapid and sulfoxaflor significantly reduced egg production of the predatory mite. Inconclusion isopyrazam may be compatible with A. swirskii in IPM programs, without further field or semi-field experiments.

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