Spreading, Infestation and Damage Rates and Adult Population Monitoring of Tomato Leaf Miner [Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)] on Open Field Tomato Grown in the South Marmara Region of Turkey

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ÇETİN, Gürsel ; GÖKSEL, Pınar ; DURA, Onur ; HANTAŞ, Cemil (2015)
  • Publisher: Mevlüt AKÇURA
  • Journal: (issn: 2148-3647, eissn: 2148-3647)
  • Subject: Tomato, Tuta absoluta, Spreading, Infestation, Population monitoring, Marmara Region
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | fungi

This study was conducted in order to determine spreading, infestation and fruit damage rates and adult population monitoring of Tomato leaf miner, (Tuta absoluta, Meyrick) on open field tomato grown in the South Marmara Region (Bilecik, Bursa, Kocaeli, Sakarya and Yalova provinces) of Turkey in 2011-2012. As result of spreading studies carried out according to systematic sampling method, it was determined that all tomato locations in every province were infested by this pest. Infestation rates were varied between 1% and 10% in the industrial tomato production areas and between 5% and 10% in late season (June- November) fresh tomato production areas. Also, as regards the damage to tomato fruits, there was no damage in the industrial tomato production areas but, fruit damage in fresh tomato production areas were varied between 3% and 5%. In study of the population monitoring, male adults were observed on traps in the months of April and May for first time. The highest population densities were encountered in the months of August, September and October. Adults were caught on traps till end of every year
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