CORRELATION BETWEEN POPULATION DYNAMICS OF Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechidae) AND CLIMATE, AT TOMATO IN PROTECTED AREA

  • Natasa Gunova
  • Biljana Atanasova Goce Delcev University
  • Dusan Spasov
  • Dragica Spasova
  • Mite Ilievski

Abstract

This research confirmed the occurrence and presence of tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta (Meyrick 1917) (Lepidoptera: Gelechidae) on tomato, in a protected area, in Southeast Macedonia, in the period of 2015 - 2016. Pheromones traps, as a secure method for monitoring and detecting the presence of T. absoluta, were used for collecting insects. The presence of T. absoluta was proved by morphological analysis of the male genital structure. The main objective of our research was to determine the correlation between the dynamics of populations of T. absoluta and climate factors in two production systems – integral and conventional, over two season spring /autumn, at tomatoes in a protected area. The correlation is displayed through statistical analysis of the results, by applying a software package for statistical processing of the results, SPSS 19.

Published
Dec 25, 2017
How to Cite
GUNOVA, Natasa et al. CORRELATION BETWEEN POPULATION DYNAMICS OF Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechidae) AND CLIMATE, AT TOMATO IN PROTECTED AREA. Journal of Agriculture and Plant Sciences, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 1/2, p. 69-74, dec. 2017. ISSN 2545-4455. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/YFA/article/view/1919>. Date accessed: 16 jan. 2018.

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