Possibilities for Control of Tomato Leaf Miner Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) by Application of Insecticides in Tomato Greenhouse Growing

Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute, BG - 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria


YANKOVA, V. and D. GANEVA, 2013. Possibilities for control of tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) by application of insecticides in tomato greenhouse growing. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 19: 728-731


Tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta (Meyrick 1917) is one of dangerous pests in greenhouse tomato production. Studies with tomato for mid-early production in unheated greenhouses were conducted in the Maritsa Vegetable Crops research Institute - Plovdiv during the period 2010-2011. Seven products for plant protection were applied in the biological study of tomato as the insecticides Alverde 20 ml/da, Confidor Energy OD 0.08 % and Avant 15 SC 20 ml/da are with high effectiveness (over 75%) against first-second instars of larvae of tomato leaf miner. These products could be included in the plant protection systems for pest control in tomato growing in cultivation facilities.

Key words: Tuta absoluta, tomato, insecticides, effectiveness, glasshouse, damage

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