Effects of sulphur on control of tomato potato psyllid in potato

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  • P.J. Wright
  • G.P. Walker
  • D.I. Hedderley

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https://doi.org/10.30843/nzpp.2013.66.5701

Abstract

Tomato potato psyllid (TPP) (Bactericera cockerelli) vectors Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum a phloemlimited bacterium that can cause a mottled browning discolouration (zebra chip; ZC) in fried crisps Sulphur is mainly used as a fungicide but is also registered in New Zealand as an insecticide against erineum mite (Colomerus vitis) on grapes A field trial to determine TPP response to foliarapplied sulphur found that weekly applications (no insecticides) significantly reduced psyllid nymph numbers in foliage compared with the control (nosulphur noinsecticide) However the incidence of severe ZC in frycooked tubers was higher in the weekly sulphur treatment than with a commercial insecticide spray programme Tubers from both the nonsprayed control and the weekly sulphur treatment had significantly lower yields and specific gravities than those treated with insecticide Sulphur applied alternately with insecticides gave similar results to the commercial insecticide programme promising for the industrys goal of reducing insecticide applications

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Published

2013-01-08

How to Cite

Wright, P., Walker, G., & Hedderley, D. (2013). Effects of sulphur on control of tomato potato psyllid in potato. New Zealand Plant Protection, 66, 386-386. https://doi.org/10.30843/nzpp.2013.66.5701

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