Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
April 2015 Vol. 4(4): pp. 182-187
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Efficiency of Zinc sulfate and some volatile oils on some insect pests of the tomato crop

Sawsan, S. Moawad, Aziza Sharaby, Ibrahim M. Ebadah and Huda El-Behery


Pests and Plant Protection Department, National Research Center, Cairo

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Accepted 21 March, 2015



The test was targeted to compare the efficacy of different components (including, Zinc Sulfate, Clove, Bitter orange) on some insect pests of the tomato crop during winter season. The data was cleared that spraying tomato leaves by 2.5% zinc sulfate only capable causing mortality to Bemisia, Liriomyza and Tuta reached 53.8, 62.5 and 62.55%. While spraying the natural oil only caused mortality ranged between 70 to 90%. The highest reduction to Bemisia and Tuta infestation was recorded in case of treatment with clove oil only or in combine with bitter orange and zinc sulfate. In general, mixed three component together had ability to cause the highest mortality of Tuta larvae, reached 97%.   

Keyword: Zinc Sulfate, Clove, Bitter orange, Tomato crop, Liriomyza trifolii, Tuta absoluta Bemisia argentifolii.


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