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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Determination of Seasonal Activity of the Sweetpotato Whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) and Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) by Plastic Cup Traps on the Cukurova Plain, Turkey

Authors
item Karut, Kamil - CUKUROVA UNIV TURKEY
item Chu, Chang Chi
item Henneberry, Thomas
item Kazak, Cengiz - CUKUROVA UNIV TURKEY

Submitted to: International Conference on IPM Role in Integrated Crop Management and Impact on Environment and Agricultural Products
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: September 29, 2004
Publication Date: March 1, 2005
Citation: Karut, K., Chu, C., Henneberry, T.J., Kazak, C. 2005. Determination of seasonal activity of the sweetpotato whitefly (homoptera: aleyrodidae) and leafhoppers (homoptera: cicadellidae) by plastic cup traps on the cukurova plain, turkey. International Conference on IPM Role in Integrated Crop Management and Impact on Environment and Agricultural Products, Plant Protection Sci. 41, No. 1:8-13.

Interpretive Summary: The flight activities of adult sweetpotato whitefly and leafhoppers were monitored by plastic cup traps in the Cukurova Plain, Turkey, in 2001 and 2003. Activity of the whitefly expressed as numbers of adults caught in traps, was low from May to early July in both years: Numbers of whitefly caught at Tasci were higher than at Bogali from 10 July and 21 August in 2001. Its numbers were also higher at Dogankent than at Haciali and Balcali during August of 2003. The numbers of leafhopper adults caught fluctuated greatly in both years. Numbers remained low until late June, followed by gradual increases in July and August at Bogali and Tasci in 2001. In contrast, numbers of adults caught were higher at Haciali, Dogankent and Balcali from May through July in 2003, followed by lower catches during the remainder of the season. Daily minimum temperatures in July and August were positively correlated with higher trap catches of both whitefly and leafhoppers.

Technical Abstract: The flight activities of adult sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, and leafhoppers were monitored by plastic cup traps at Bogali, Tasci, Haciali, Dogankent and Balcali in the Cukurova Plain, Turkey, in 2001 and 2003. Activity of B. tabaci, expressed as numbers of adults caught in traps, was low from May to early July in both years: Numbers of B. tabaci caught at Tasci were higher than at Bogali from 10 July and 21 August in 2001. Its numbers were also higher at Dogankent than at Haciali and Balcali during August of 2003. The numbers of leafhopper adults caught fluctuated greatly in both years. Numbers remained low until late June, followed by gradual increases in July and August at Bogali and Tasci in 2001. In contrast, numbers of adults caught were higher at Haciali, Dogankent and Balcali from May through July in 2003, followed by lower catches during the remainder of the season. Daily minimum temperatures in July and August were positively correlated with higher trap catches of both B. tabaci and leafhoppers.

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