Resistance Management for Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, in Florida
AbstractThe Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayma, is one of the most important pests in citrus production. The objective of this study was to evaluate D. citri resistance management with three insecticide rotations and compare them with no rotation and an untreated check. The different insecticides (modes of action) tested were: dimethoate, imidacloprid, diflubenzuron, abamectin 3% + thiamethoxam 13.9%, and fenpropathrin. Eggs, nymph, and adult psyllids were counted weekly. Five insecticide applications were made in 2016. Insecticide susceptibility was determined by direct comparison with a laboratory susceptible population and field populations before and after all treatments were applied. Rankings of eggs, nymphs, and adults counted in treated plots were significantly lower than in the untreated control plots after each application. Initially, the resistance ratio (RR50) for each rotation model, as compared with laboratory susceptible strain and the field population before application, was less than 5.76 and 4.31, respectively. However, after five applications with dimethoate, the RR50 using the laboratory and pre-treatment field populations was 42.34 and 34.74, respectively. Our results indicate that effectively rotating modes of action can delay and/or prevent development of insecticide resistance in populations of D. citri. View Full-Text
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Chen, X.D.; Stelinski, L.L. Resistance Management for Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, in Florida. Insects 2017, 8, 103.
Chen XD, Stelinski LL. Resistance Management for Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, in Florida. Insects. 2017; 8(3):103.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chen, Xue D.; Stelinski, Lukasz L. 2017. "Resistance Management for Asian Citrus Psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, in Florida." Insects 8, no. 3: 103.
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