The relationship of the factors irrigation (both overhead and seep) and pesticide residues (and their interaction) on attempted dispersal of spider mite on greenhouse-grown peanuts was determined. Pesticide residue had no measurable effect on mite movement; however, irrigation method had a marked influence on mite attempted dispersal. Mites moved more on leaves of plants receiving seep irrigation than those receiving overhead irrigation.
Keywords: Twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch, peanut, Groundnut, Arachis hypogaea, Pesticide effect on mite dispersal, Irrigation effect on mite dispersal, Mite dispersal
How to Cite:
Boykin, L. & Campbell, W. & Nelson, L.,
(1983) “Attempted Dispersal of the Two-spotted Spider Mite, Tetranychus urticae, on Greenhouse-grown Peanut Leaves in Response to Pesticides and Irrigation1,2,3”,
Peanut Science 10(1),
01 Jan 1983