Committed with biological and integrated crop management, at Fundación Cajamar Comunidad Valenciana we use parasitic wasps to control tomato leaf miner Liriomyza
As usual in the autumn-winter cycle of greenhouse tomato crops in the Mediterranean area, the first attacks of the tomato leaf miner Liriomyza appear during the September. The weekly epidemiological monitoring schedule we follow with S@M (the DSS we contribute to develop within the SmartIPM project) allow to detect the pest from its appearance thus facilitating its management, and also it allows to monitor the result of interventions.
At Fundación Cajamar Comunidad Valenciana we are committed with biological and integrated pest management, so our first approach is to apply biological control. In this case, parasitic wasp Diglyphus has been released in the greenhouse and we have started to appreciate its effects with parasitised larvae and no new mines.
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