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Identification of Novel Pesticides for Use against Glasshouse Invertebrate Pests in UK Tomatoes and Peppers

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Stockbridge Technology Centre, North Yorkshire YO8 3TZ, UK
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Department of Applied Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
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Warwick Crop Centre, Warwick CV35 9EF, UK
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East Malling Research, Kent ME19 6BJ, UK
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James Hutton Institute, Dundee DD2 5DA, UK
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Rationale, Duns TD11 3QA, UK
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ADAS, Cambridge CB23 4NN, UK
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Academic Editor: Andrew G. S. Cuthbertson
Insects 2015, 6(2), 464-477; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects6020464
Received: 2 March 2015 / Revised: 16 May 2015 / Accepted: 18 May 2015 / Published: 26 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pest Control in Glasshouses)
To inform current and future pesticide availability to glasshouse vegetable growers, the current project trialled more than twenty products, including existing industry standards, against four key pests of glasshouse tomatoes and bell peppers. These included experimental conventional chemical pesticides as well as alternative biopesticide and biorational products based on phytochemicals, microbials and physically-acting substances. The results suggest that certain biopesticide products, particularly botanicals, provide good levels of pest control, with the same being true of experimental conventional chemical pesticides not yet recommended for use against these pests on these crops. Efforts are on-going to ensure that results of the current project translate to industry benefit via new pesticide approvals. View Full-Text
Keywords: pesticide; thrips; whitefly; two-spotted spider mite; aphid; tomato; pepper; SCEPTRE project pesticide; thrips; whitefly; two-spotted spider mite; aphid; tomato; pepper; SCEPTRE project
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George, D.R.; Banfield-Zanin, J.A.; Collier, R.; Cross, J.; Birch, A.N.E.; Gwynn, R.; O'Neill, T. Identification of Novel Pesticides for Use against Glasshouse Invertebrate Pests in UK Tomatoes and Peppers. Insects 2015, 6, 464-477.

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