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Citrus rootstocks influence the population densities of pest mites.

By R. R. da SILVA, A. V. TEODORO, J. F. VASCONCELOS, C. R. MARTINS, W. dos S. SOARES FILHO, H. W. L. de CARVALHO and E. C. GUZZO

Abstract

Citrus are attacked by pest mites such as the citrus rust mite Phyllocoptruta oleivora (Ashmead) (Acari: Eriophyidae) and the spider mite Tetranychus mexicanus (McGregor) (Acari: Tetranychidae). However, little is known on citrus rootstocks influencing pest mites. We aimed to evaluate the influence of rootstocks on population densities of pest mites on the sweet oranges 'Pera CNPMF D-6' and 'Valencia Tuxpan' throughout time. Adults of both mite species were monthly counted during 19 months from June 2011 to February 2013. Rootstocks influenced the populations of pest mites, since lower densities of P. oleivora were found on 'Pera CNPMF D-6' sweet orange grafted on the hybrid TSKC × CTTR - 002 and on 'Swingle' citrumelo in comparison with the hybrid LVK × LCR - 010, 'Red' rough lime and 'Santa Cruz' rangpur lime as rootstocks. Similarly, lower densities of T. mexicanus were found on 'Valencia Tuxpan' sweet orange grafted on the hybrid HTR-051 in comparison to 'Indio' citrandarin, 'Sunki Tropical' mandarin and LVK × LCR - 010 as rootstocks. We concluded that densities of the mites P. oleivora and T. mexicanus on the sweet oranges 'Pera CNPMF D-6' and 'Valencia Tuxpan' were affected in some periods of the year by some rootstocks, suggesting influence of some genotypes on these pests.201

Topics: Fruta cítrica, Falsa ferrugem, Praga de planta, Ácaro, Phyllocoptruta oleivora
Publisher: Ciência Rural, Santa Maria, [2015].
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1590/0103-8478cr20150486
OAI identifier: oai:www.alice.cnptia.embrapa.br:doc/1027511
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