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Chinese Journal of Biological Control ›› 2020, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (6): 992-996.DOI: 10.16409/j.cnki.2095-039x.2020.06.027

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Control of Frankliniella occidentalis on Gerbera jamesoni by Orius similis

LIU Mei1, ZHANG Changrong2, SHANG Xiaoli3, GUO Jun4, ZENG Guang1, SHI Lejuan5   

  1. 1. Guizhou Provincial Key Laboratory for Agricultural Pest Management of Mountainous Region/Institute of Entomology, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, China;
    2. Institute of Plant Protection, Guizhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guiyang 550006, China;
    3. Key Laboratory of Biology and Medical Engineering/School of Biology and Engineering, Guizhou Medical University, Guiyang 550025, China;
    4. Bijie Plant Protection and Quarantine Station, Bijie 551700, China;
    5. Institute of Horticultural, Guizhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guiyang 550006, China
  • Received:2020-10-29 Published:2021-01-09

Abstract: To determine the control efficacy of a predator Orius similis on Frankliniella occidentalis, O. similis was released at 2 per square meter to Gerbera jamesoni flowerbeds. And then we investigated the population decline rate of F. occidentalis and the corrected control efficacy of O. similis on F. occidentalis. The results showed that, in the days right after releasing O. similis, the control efficacy on F. occidentalis was not evident; however, with extension of time delay after the release, the control efficacy increased significantly and was higher than that achieved by spraying chemical pesticides. The control efficacy reached as high as 90.25% at 21 days after the release while chemical control efficacy was reduced to -40.93%. These data indicate that O. similis has higher control potential on F. occidentalis compared with chemical control.

Key words: biological control, Orius similis, Frankliniella occidentalis, Gerbera jamesoni

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