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Review of Nezara viridula (L.) management strategies and potential for IPM in field crops with emphasis on Australia

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Knight, K.M.M. and Gurr, G.M. (2007) Review of Nezara viridula (L.) management strategies and potential for IPM in field crops with emphasis on Australia. Crop Protection, 26 (1). pp. 1-10.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2006.03.007

Publisher URL: http://www.elsevier.com


Nezara viridula (L.) is a cosmopolitan, polyphagous heteropteran that causes economic damage to many crop species. At present, control of N. viridula in Australia and other countries relies heavily upon insecticides, most of which are disruptive to beneficial insects, constituting a constraint on integrated pest management (IPM). Much research has been conducted into non-chemical control methods for N. viridula. This paper reviews the potential for and limitations of sterile insect technique, classical, inundative and conservation biological control, and trap cropping. None of these techniques appear to be adequate for control of N. viridula when used alone but there is scope for these non-chemical approaches to be adopted for use in integrated management of this pest. A proposal is given for one such integrated approach for future development. It includes biopesticides, trap crops and carefully targeted habitat manipulation to enhance arthropod natural enemies as well as area-wide management and grower education.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Plant Science
Additional Information:© Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords:Nezara viridula (L.); management stratergies; integrated pest management (IPM); field crops; Australia
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Deposited On:28 Oct 2008 06:14
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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