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),
31 Dec 1982
1Paper No. 6841 of the Journal series of the N. C. Agric. Res. Serv. Research supported by the North Carolina Peanut Growers Association.
2Portion of a thesis submitted for partial fulfillment of the M. S. degree in Entomology at North Carolina State University.
3The use of trade names in this publication does not imply endorsement of the products named or criticisms of similar ones not mentioned.