Control of the mushroom phorid fly, Megaselia halterata (Wood), with plant extracts

Erler F., Polat E., Demir H., ÇETİN H., Erdemir T.

PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, vol.65, no.2, pp.144-149, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ps.1658
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.144-149
  • Keywords: Megaselia halterata, mushroom phorid fly, neem-based product, hot-water plant extract, control, LYCORIELLA-INGENUA DIPTERA, ESSENTIAL OILS, PERMETHRIN RESISTANCE, FUMIGANT ACTIVITY, COMPONENTS, MOTH
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: The most serious insect pest problems affecting the cultivation of mushroom [Agaricus bisporus (Lange) Imbach] in Turkey are mushroom flies (sciarids, cecids and phorids). Mushroom phorid fly, Megaselia halterata (Wood), is the most common insect pest species during April-October. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential for eight botanical materials (two commercial neem-based products and six hot-water plant extracts) to control M. halterata populations in three successive growing periods.