Evaluation of the Suppressive Effect of Seven Pesticides of Low Toxicity to Reduce the Damage Caused by Thrips (Thrips sp) in Snow Pea (Pisum sativum L.).
AGEXPRONT, ICADA (Guatemala)
J. Sandoval (IPM CRSP); E. Santizo, (AGEXPRONT); L. Calderon, G. Sanchez (ICADA); S. Weller, (Purdue University)
Lack of adequate thrips control and overuse of insecticides has resulted in insect resistance and loss of effective control methods. The result indicates the need for development of effective management tools. This project sought to determine the effect of seven insecticides of low toxicity on thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) control, and evaluate damage to snow pea Pisumsativum L. pods, effects on yield and cost of use. Research was conducted in the pea production areas near Zaragoza, Chimaltenango to determine the efficacy of several pesticides to control thrips and reduce pod damage.
Determine the effect of seven insecticides of low toxicity on thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) control, and evaluate damage to snow pea Pisum sativum L. pods,effects on yield and cost of use.
This research has provided an evaluation of new insecticides for their effectiveness in reducing damage caused by thrips to snow pea pods. Some export companies have adopted the best insecticides from this test for use in their farmer supplier fields.