Differences in flight activity of pests on winter and spring oilseed rape

https://doi.org/10.17221/4869-PPSCitation:Šedivý J., Vašák J. (2002): Differences in flight activity of pests on winter and spring oilseed rape. Plant Protect. Sci., 38: 139-144.
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For 6 years the flight activity of pests on winter and spring oilseed rape was studied from spring till harvest, using yellow traps. In all years the flight intensity was higher in winter rape than in spring rape. The dominant insect pests of winter oilseed rape were Ceutorhynchus obstrictus, C. napi, C. pallidactylus, Dasineura brassicae, Meligethes aeneus, Phyllotreta atra and Ph. nigripes; subdominant were Athalia rosae, Brevicoryne brassicae and Psylliodes chrysocephala. In spring rape the dominant species were Brevicoryne brassicae, Ceutorhynchus obstrictus, Dasineura brassicae, Meligethes aeneus, Phyllotreta atra and Ph. nigripes; subdominant were Athalia rosae, Ceutorhynchus napi, C. pallidactylus and Psylliodes chrysocephala. Dasineura brassicae was not evaluated from trap catches. The damage by D. brassicae is higher to pods on axillary branches than on the main inflorescence. The occurrence of pests on spring rape was tied to a unsuitable phenophase of the plants at the time of flight activity and to the suitability of food. Winter rape requires a higher intensity of chemical treatment against pests than spring rape.

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