CE: 2416 CF: cag014172143
Control of Poliphagotarsonemus latus Banks, with an extract of Furcraea antillana
Control de Poliphagotarsonemus latus Banks, con un extracto de Furcraea Antillana
Aniurka Fernández Valero1, Leónides Castellanos González2 y Isabel Ortega Mesequer3
1 Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad de Cienfuegos. Cuatro Caminos, Carretera a Rodas Km 4, Cienfuegos, Cuba, CP 55100
2 Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad de Pamplona. km 1, Vía Bucaramanga, Campus universitario, Norte de Santander, Colombia, CP 540001
3 Laboratorio Provincial de Sanidad Vegetal Cienfuegos. Carretera de Palmira km 4, Cienfuegos, Cuba, CP 55500
The objective of this research was to determine the efficacy of maguey extract (Furcraea antillana A.) for the control of the white mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus Banks), pest of great economic importance in potato crops (Solanum tuberosum L.) and pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). An experimental investigation was carried out in the Horquita Crop Company of Abreus municipality, Cienfuegos province, by field trials in potato and peeper. A maguey leaves extract obtained in a mill (employed to extract the stem juice of sugar cane) was used. In each crop a randomized block design was used in plots of 100 m2 with five treatmens and four replicas. The treatment was four concentations of the extract of F. antillana (12.5, 25, 50 and 100 %) and a control (without treatment). The extract of F. antillana get efficiency above 70 % at the field level in the control of P. latus at or above 12.5 % concentrations, the extract constitutes a good phytosanitary alternative to be used in the management of this pest.