Characterisation of the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch, Acari: Tetranychidae) response to aqueous extracts from selected plant species
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Department of Applied Entomology Warsaw Agricultural University SGGW Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warszawa, Poland
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2007;47(2):113–124
Characterisation of two-spotted spider mite ( Tetranychus urticae Koch , Acari: Tetranychidae ) response to aqueous extracts from selected plant species. Aqueous extracts from four plant species of known insecticidal activity on arthropods were tested against two-spotted spider mite females to describe their mode of action on the spider mite. The extracts effects on: (a) the mite establishment on host plant; (b) initiation of feeding (probing behaviour); (c) initiation of permanent feeding and (d) the mite mortality (a toxic effect) was measured using various experimental techniques. The highest toxic action was shown by NeemAzal-T/S (an extract from Azadirachta indica ; production of Trifolio-M GmbH company) and repellent by water extract from Allium sativum and Urtica dioica. NeemAzal T/S also shown a strong activity as a feeding suppresant for T. urticae
The authors have declared that no conflict of interests exist.
Zbigniew T. Dąbrowski
Department of Applied Entomology Warsaw Agricultural University SGGW Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warszawa, Poland
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