Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Terrace Salon Two/Three (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Abstarct : Spider mites are an important pests in orchards around the world. Brown mite is one of the most damaging pest in recent years specially in Hamedan province (North west of Iran). We studied egg abundant of brown mite on four hosts fruit trees. The results showed that the winter eggs are under skin cracks and near buds. Analysis of the data showed that number of eggs on cherry, apple, plum and black cherry trees were: 618.93±57.51 , 22.10±2.33 , 32.40±4.29 and 35.87±3.41 respectively. Our results determined that cherry is the most favorable host attracting spider mites. This conclusion can be useful in population’s dynamics and strategic of IPM.
Key words : Spider mites, Bryobia rubrioculus, Crop trees, Egg, Hamedan