International Sugar Journal

Efficacy of Biomite® and GC-Mite® on Oligonychus Sacchari and its predator Stethorus gilvifrons on sugarcane; Preliminary results [Full subscriber]

Abstract Field trials were conducted at Salman Farsi agro-industry unit in Ahwaz, Iran in 2012 with sugarcane cv. CP48-103 and CP57-614 to elicit the effect of acaricides on the control of sugarcane yellow mite Oligonychus sacchari and the impact of these acaricides on predatory beetle Stethorus gilvifrons . Acaricides treatments were Biomite® (1, 1.5 or 2 litre/ha) and GC-Mite® (0.3, 0.5 or 1 litre/ha). Each treatment was replicated three times for each commercial variety and control. The control plots were received neither acaricides nor water. The number of mites were recorded after 0 (before spraying), 3, 7, 15 and 30…

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