Ohio State University
INIAP-E.E. Santa Catalina
L. Shiki, J. Viteri, J. Ochoa (INIAP-E.E. Santa Catalina);R.Williams, Mike Ellis (The Ohio State University/OARDC)
This project focused on determining the efficacy of current integrated pest management methods for control of important pests and diseases in the main naranjilla varieties in Paolora-Ecuador. Naranjilla (Solanum quitoense) is highly susceptible to naranjilla vascular wilt, root knot nematode, late blight, and antrachnose.
Determine the efficacy of current IPM methods for control of important pests and diseases in the main naranjilla varieties in Palora-Ecuador.
The economic importance of both Naranjilla Vascular Wilt (NVW) and the naranjilla fruit borer were clearly established. Control methods for NVW were also developed from these studies. Control methods for the fruit borer still needs to be developed. Results will be useful for professionals working with naranjilla technology transfer in the Amazon area.