n African Entomology - Some recent approaches to control in tomato under greenhouse conditions

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



(Meyrick) is considered the major pest that attacks tomato in many countries. Some insecticides (indoxacarb, imidacloprid) and non-traditional methods (culture filtrate of extract, clove oil and nanosilica) were evaluated against in tomato under greenhouse conditions. Furthermore, GC-MS analysis was carried out to identify the chemical components of culture filtrate as well as and clove oil extracts. Nanosilica was the most effective treatment against followed by , imidacloprid + , indoxacarb, filtrate of , imidacloprid, indoxacarb + and clove oil treatments, respectively. The mixing of the tested insecticides with improved the efficiency against the tested insect relative to using insecticides alone. The results suggest possible use of the tested natural products and nanosilica as alternatives for control. Also, this study suggests the possible mixing of the extract with the tested insecticides to minimize health risk and environmental pollution.

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