Development of IPM Strategies for the Control of the Pea Leafminer L. huidobrensis (Blanchard) on Snow Peas
ICTA, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (Guatemala)
P. Phillip Lamport (Guatemala); Stephen C. Weller (US)
Snow peas have recently become a very important NTAE crop in Guatemala. This crop has allowed many small farmers to become more involved in export agriculture. In the past few years the pea leafminer Liriomyza huidobrensis has become a very important pest of snow peas grown in the Guatemalan highlands. This research aimed to develop safe and profitable IPM based production systems that minimize leafminer infestations.
The objective of this study was to devleop safe and profitable IPM-based production systems that minimize leafminer infestations.
Results indicate that there is no difference among the level of damage done to each cultivar. The second experiment studied the effect of organic and plastic mulches on the leafminer life cycle. Results indicate that both oak litter mulch and plastic mulch had an effect on the development of leafminers