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Population density of the predatory mite Typhlodromus pyri (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on various pear cultivars in organic and integrated orchards

Ján Praslička
  • Department of Zoology and Anthropology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Constantine the Philosopher University, Tr. A. Hlinku 1, SK-94974, Nitra, Slovakia
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Published Online: 2012-04-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-012-0045-6

Abstract

During an experiment carried out in 2009–2010 we observed different population densities of Typhlodromus pyri in three monitored pear cultivars in Organic Pest Management (OPM) as well as Integrated Pest Management (IPM) orchards. In both years the population density of T. pyri was the highest in the cultivar Conference (organic orchard). The lowest population density was found in 2009 on the cultivar Dicolor (IPM orchard) and in 2010 on the cultivar Bohemica. Factors involved are discussed.

Keywords: Typhlodromus pyri; pear cultivar; integrated and organic management

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Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 67, Issue 3, Pages 561–564, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-012-0045-6.

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