Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 10(1): 145-150
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Amany R. Sultan1, Gamal A. Morsi1, Hoda El-Fayoumi2, Abdel-Azeem S. Abdel-Baki2*

1Sids Agriculture Research Station, Plant Protection Research institute, Agriculture Research Center, Giza, Egypt; 2Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt.

Abstract | Tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta is one of the most serious pest that causes significant economic losses in tomato production. Chemical insecticides is the first and effective choice for controlling T. absoluta however, the usage of such chemicals was aossciated with many environmental and health problems in addition to the development of resistance. The present study was therefore suggested to compare the efficiency of three biological insecticides with two chemical insecticides to control of T. absoluta in two seasons. Results obtained showed that Dipel 2x 6.4% SC (Bacillus thuringiensis) was the most effective in reduction the infestation by T. absoluta. These results indicated that biopesticides could be used as best alternatives to ovoide the problems of chemical insecticides.

Keywords | Tomato, Leaf miner, Control, Insecticides, Biopesticides