Short term non-chemical approach to Tuta absoluta and thrips : CATT shows promise against quarantine pests

M. Arkesteijn, Y. Qiu

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Abstract

Pests such as insects, mites and nematodes don’t just cause damage, in the case of quarantine pests they can also limit exports. In cooperation with the sector, entomologist Yutong Qiu tested the possibility of using Controlled Atmosphere Temperature Treatment (CATT) in the post harvest phase to control these pests in a non-chemical way. Within the short term this approach is expected to successfully control Tuta absoluta in tomatoes and thrips in chrysanthemums and peppers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-41
JournalIn Greenhouses : the international magazine for greenhouse growers
Volume4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • horticulture
  • greenhouse horticulture
  • tomatoes
  • temperature
  • phytosanitary measures
  • biological control
  • thrips
  • chrysanthemum
  • innovations
  • sweet peppers
  • certification
  • agricultural research
  • tetranychidae
  • plant pests
  • plant protection
  • agromyzidae

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