Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 6, 2002
Publication Date: July 25, 2002
Citation: Mckenzie, C.L., Hunter, W.B., Chaparro, J.X., Puterka, G.J. 2002. "effect of sucrose octanoate on survival of asiatic citrus psyllid, brown citrus aphid and sweetpotato whitefly b biotype".. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. Technical Abstract: We determined the insecticidal activity of a synthetic analogue of natural sugar esters (sucrose octanoate (SO) found in leaf trichomes of wild tobacco to egg, nymph and adult Asiatic citrus psyllid (AsCP), Diaphorina citri Kuwayama. Laboratory bioassays, greenhouse and field trial tests are presented. Bioassay results are also presented for brown citrus aphid (BrCA), Toxoptera citricida, vector of Citrus Tristeza virus, and the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci biotype B, vector of Begomoviruses.