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The effect of ground cover management on the biological control of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Prostigmata) in clementines.

  title={The effect of ground cover management on the biological control of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Prostigmata) in clementines.},
  author={Ernestina Aguilar-Fenollosa and Sara Pascual-Ruiz and M{\'o}nica A. Hurtado-Ruiz and Josep A. Jacas and Peter G. Mason and David R. Gillespie and Charles Vincent},
Effect of ground-cover management on spider mites and their phytoseiid natural enemies in clementine mandarin orchards (II): Top-down regulation mechanisms
This work has studied the dynamics of both tetranychid and phytoseiid mites in four commercial clementine mandarin orchards under three different ground cover management strategies and hypothesize that both natural enemies and plant resources play important regulatory roles. Expand
Sustainable weed management and predatory mite (Acari: Phytoseiidae) dynamics in Tunisian citrus orchards
It seems that ploughed plots favour Phytoseiidae mite dispersal from weeds to trees with consequent increases in densities on trees, which requires more attention to determine how its schedule can enhance biological control. Expand
Effect of different ground cover management on spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) and their phytoseiid (Acari: Phytoseiidae) enemies in citrus orchards
Results showed that citrus trees with ground cover contained higher population densities of predatory mites and provided better regulation of P. citri than trees in bare soil. Expand
The present study reports the results of surveys carried out over two years in 173 apple orchards in France, finding that Amblyseius andersoni was recorded in high densities in nearly all the regions considered and Typhlodromus (T.) pyri was also widespread, even if particularly frequent and abundant in the Rhone-Alpes region. Expand
Citrus-orchard ground harbours a diverse, well-established and abundant ground-dwelling spider fauna
This work demonstrates that the citrus-orchard ground harbours a diverse and abundant ground-dwelling spider fauna, which is also active throughout the year, and establishes conservation management strategies for these predators, that will improve biological control of those citrus pests that inhabit or spend part of their life cycle on the orchard floor. Expand
Biological Control in Citrus in Spain: From Classical to Conservation Biological Control
The status of citrus pests management in Spain and of biological control, including classical biological control strategies, is reviewed. The augmentative versus inoculation-based control, and theExpand
The presence of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) and its predators on plants in the ground cover in commercially treated vineyards
The presence of T. urticae and phytoseiid mites to occur throughout the year, with a similar pattern in their seasonal activity on the vineyard floor and the vine leaves, was investigated in commercially treated vineyards in the Hex River Valley. Expand
UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE VALENCIA Escuela Técnica Superior Ingenieros Agrónomos Departamento de Ecosistemas Agroforestales
This work reveals the presence of a rich and abundant complex of ground-dwelling polyphagous predators inhabiting the ground surface of citrus orchards in eastern Spain and shows a relationship between their abundance and cover crop management. Expand