PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, vol.65, no.2, pp.144-149, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)
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PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
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:
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.