Effect of reduced risk pesticides on greenhouse vegetable arthropod biological control agents

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Effect of reduced risk pesticides on greenhouse vegetable arthropod biological control agents

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dc.contributor.author Gradish, Angela E.
dc.contributor.author Scott-Dupree, Cynthia D.
dc.contributor.author Shipp, Les
dc.contributor.author Harris, C. Ronald
dc.contributor.author Ferguson, Gillian
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-13T21:32:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-13T21:32:26Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Gradish, A.E., Scott-Dupree, C.D., Shipp, L., Harris, C.R., and Ferguson, G. "Effect of reduced risk pesticides on greenhouse vegetable arthropod biological control agents." Pest Management Science 67.1 (2011): 82-86
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2619
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Arthropod biological control agents (BCAs) are commonly released for greenhouse vegetable insect pest management. Nevertheless, chemicals remain a necessary control tactic for certain insect pests and diseases and they can have negative impacts on BCAs. The compatibility of some formulated reduced risk insecticides (abamectin, metaflumizone and chlorantraniliprole) and fungicides (myclobutanil, potassium bicarbonate and cyprodinil + fludioxonil) used, or with promise for use, in Canadian greenhouses with Orius insidiosus (Say), Amblyseius swirskii (Athias-Henriot) and Eretmocerus eremicus (Rose & Zolnerovich) was determined through laboratory and greenhouse bioassays. RESULTS: Overall, the insecticides and fungicides were harmless as residues to adult BCAs. However, abamectin was slightly to moderately harmful to O. insidiosus and A. swirskii in laboratory bioassays, whereas metaflumizone was slightly harmful to E. eremicus. CONCLUSIONS: In general, these products appear safe to use prior to establishment/release of these adult BCAs.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Pest Management Science en_US
dc.subject pesticide en_US
dc.subject toxicity en_US
dc.subject Orius insidiosus en_US
dc.subject Amblyseius swirskii en_US
dc.subject Eretmocerus eremicus en_US
dc.subject greenhouse en_US
dc.title Effect of reduced risk pesticides on greenhouse vegetable arthropod biological control agents en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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