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Monitoring and control of the rose tortrix moth - Archips rosanus L. on blackcurrant with new generation insecticides

Barbara H. Łabanowska

Department of Entomology
Research Institute of Pomology and Floriculture
Pomologiczna 18, 96-100 Skierniewice, Poland
e-mail: blabanow@insad.pl

The experiments were carried out at Skierniewice (Poland) in 1997-2000 on 5-10 year-old blackcurrant plantations. A single treatment was applied just after blossoming, when young caterpillars of the rose tortrix moth were feeding on the leaves. Insecticides of a new generation showed a high and satisfactory control of Archips rosanus L. Acetamiprid as Mospilan 20 SP showed an efficacy of about 90%, indoxacarb as Steward 30 WG - 93%, methoxyfenozide as Runner 240 SC - 75-96.6%, and thiacloprid as Calypso 480 SC - 70-89.7%, depending on the year. Also bensultap as Bancol 50 WP showed a good control (about 90%) of the above-mentioned pest. The results obtained with new insecticides were similar to those obtained with standard chemicals: etofenprox as Trebon 10 SC (90-93%), fenitrothion as Sumithion Super 1000 EC (67-93.8%), and chloropyrifos + cypermethrin as Nurelle D 550 EC (90-96.6%).

Łabanowska B.H., 2003. Monitoring and control of the rose tortrix moth - Archips rosanus L. on blackcurrant with new generation insecticides. Folia Horticulturae 15/1: 85-94.