JOURNAL OF OASIS AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
p-ISSN (Print Version): 2724 - 699X
e-ISSN (Electronic Version): 2724-7007
Effectiveness of flonicamid 50 wg against Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) under greenhouse conditions in Tunisia
Authors: Besma Hamrouni Assadi, Sabrine Chouikhi & Mohamed Sadok Belkadhi
Flonicamid is a systemic insecticide that acts as a feed blocker with potential use against whiteflies in an IPM program. The efficacy of flonicamid against populations of Bemisia tabaci in geothermal greenhouses in southern Tunisia. Flonicamid was tested in irrigation and foliar spraying on a greenhouse tomato crop. The use of the insecticide in irrigation or foliar spraying showed significant insecticidal activity on eggs, larvae and adults of B. tabaci. They are comparable to those caused by the reference insecticide confidor and different from those of the control on the different stages of development of B. tabaci. It is advisable to use flonicamid in an integrated pest management program in a heated greenhouse.