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Provisioning of food supplements enhances the conservation of phytoseiid mites in citrus

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Provisioning of food supplements enhances the conservation of phytoseiid mites in citrus

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dc.contributor.author Beltrà Ivars, Aleixandre es_ES
dc.contributor.author Calabuig Gomar, Altea es_ES
dc.contributor.author Navarro Campos, Cristina es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ramírez Soria, M.J. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Soto Sánchez, Antonia Isabel es_ES
dc.contributor.author García Mari, Ferran es_ES
dc.contributor.author Wäckers, Felix es_ES
dc.contributor.author Pekas, Apostolos es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-17T08:24:27Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-17T08:24:27Z
dc.date.issued 2017 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1049-9644 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/107443
dc.description.abstract [EN] Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) are amongst the most abundant and important predators in citrus. They range from specialist species feeding exclusively on spider mites to generalist species that can feed and reproduce on several prey as well as non-prey foods such as pollen, fungi and honeydew. Feeding on non-prey foods is crucial for the conservation of phytoseiids especially during periods when prey are scarce or absent. In a greenhouse experiment using citrus plantlets we tested the impact of provisioning cattail pollen (Typha angustifolia L.) and a sucrose solution, alone or in combination, on the population development of the pollen adapted Euseius stipulatus (Athias-Henriot) (Acari: Phytoseiidae). The highest E. stipulatus populations were registered in the treatment where the pollen was supplied in combination with the sucrose solution. The phytoseiid abundance in the sugar and pollen treatment was significantly higher than the sum of the abundances when either the pollen or the sugars were supplied separately. Thus, pollen and sugar acted synergistically on the populations of E. stipulatus. Subsequently, we tested the combination of pollen and sugar in a six month field study in two commercial citrus orchards in eastern Spain. Provisioning of pollen and sugar resulted in significantly higher abundance of the resident phytoseiid mites compared to the control trees that received no food supplements. In both orchards this increase was higher from the end of May until the end of June and from September until the end of October. We conclude that the provisioning of sugar and pollen enhances the conservation of the resident phytoseiid mites in citrus. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by the European grant FP7-IAPP #324475 'Colbies'. We would like to thank Nancy Lenaerts for help with the greenhouse trial preparation and sampling.
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Biological Control es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Biological control es_ES
dc.subject Pollen es_ES
dc.subject Sugar es_ES
dc.subject Non-prey food es_ES
dc.subject Mediterranean Basin es_ES
dc.subject Euseius stipulatus es_ES
dc.subject.classification PRODUCCION VEGETAL es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECOSISTEMAS AGROFORESTALES (UPV) es_ES
dc.title Provisioning of food supplements enhances the conservation of phytoseiid mites in citrus es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.09.007 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/324475/EU es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto Agroforestal Mediterráneo - Institut Agroforestal Mediterrani es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ecosistemas Agroforestales - Departament d'Ecosistemes Agroforestals es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Beltrà Ivars, A.; Calabuig Gomar, A.; Navarro Campos, C.; Ramírez Soria, M.; Soto Sánchez, AI.; García Mari, F.; Wäckers, F.... (2017). Provisioning of food supplements enhances the conservation of phytoseiid mites in citrus. Biological Control. 115:18-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.09.007 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.09.007 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 18 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 22 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 115 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\354817 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder European Commission es_ES


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