Effects of insecticides used against the European corn borer on thrips abundance on maize

https://doi.org/10.17221/78/2016-PPSCitation:Krystian Bereś P., Kucharczyk H., Górski D. (2017): Effects of insecticides used against the European corn borer on thrips abundance on maize. Plant Protect. Sci., 53: 44-49.
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The effect of a single chemical treatment against Ostrinia nubilalis (Hbn.) on thrips abundance on maize in south-eastern Poland was evaluated. Two insecticides: Karate Zeon 050 CS, containing lambda-cyhalothrin, and Proteus 110 OD, containing thiacloprid with deltamethrin, were tested. Maize was sprayed in the second ten days of July, during the abundant occurrence of O. nubilalis larvae, which coincided with the population peak of thrips on plants. The tested active substances showed high effectiveness against thrips, but a better effect, reflected in a decrease in thrips abundance, was found for the mixture of thiacloprid with deltamethrin. The tested insecticides significantly reduced the population of thrips for up to 14 days after treatment.
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