Identification of Novel Pesticides for Use against Glasshouse Invertebrate Pests in UK Tomatoes and Peppers

George, David, Banfield-Zanin, Jennifer, Collier, Rosemary, Cross, Jerry, Birch, Nicholas, Gwynn, Roma and O'Neill, Tim (2015) Identification of Novel Pesticides for Use against Glasshouse Invertebrate Pests in UK Tomatoes and Peppers. Insects, 6 (2). pp. 464-477. ISSN 2075-4450

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Abstract

To inform current and future pesticide availability to glasshouse vegetable growers, the current project trialled more than twenty products, including existing industry standards, against four key pests of glasshouse tomatoes and bell peppers. These included experimental conventional chemical pesticides as well as alternative biopesticide and biorational products based on phytochemicals, microbials and physically-acting substances. The results suggest that certain biopesticide products, particularly botanicals, provide good levels of pest control, with the same being true of experimental conventional chemical pesticides not yet recommended for use against these pests on these crops. Efforts are on-going to ensure that results of the current project translate to industry benefit via new pesticide approvals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pesticide; thrips; whitefly; two-spotted spider mite; aphid; tomato; pepper; SCEPTRE project
Subjects: C900 Others in Biological Sciences
D700 Agricultural Sciences
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2015 15:15
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 05:10
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/23402

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