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Investigations on pests, diseases and present early warning system of apple orchards in Isparta, Turkey

G Karaca, I Karaca, N Yardimci, O Demirözer, B Aslan, HÇ Kiliç

Abstract


As a result of three year surveys performed in the apple orchards in Isparta region, 19 pest species belonging to 4 orders were determined and it was found that the main pest was codling moth. Most of the predators and parasitoids were effective against aphids and they were mostly found in the orchards where selective pesticides were used. Apple scab and powdery mildew were the most common and important diseases. Biology of codling moth and apple scab in the region were investigated. By using the obtained data, proper application times were given and some recommendations regarding integrated pest management program in apple orchards, were summarized.



http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJB09.1625
AJOL African Journals Online