Türkiye Entomoloji Dergisi, vol.30, no.1, pp.67-80, 2006 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
In this study, which was carried out in the laboratories at Ege University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection between 2004 and 2005, the effects of 6 fungicides, 5 insecticides and 6 acaricides on the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis A.-H. (Acarina: Phytoseiidae) were investigated by using residual film, direct spraying and slide dip methods. Chlorothalonil, metalaxyl+mancozeb, mancozeb, fomaxadone+ cymoxanil, cyprodynyl+ fludioxonil and trifloxystrobin were used as fungicide; acetamiprid, imidacloprid, pymetrozine, chlorpyrifos-ethyl and thiamethoxam were used as insecticide; and pesticides with such active ingredients as micronised sulphur, abamectin, hexythiazox, tebufenprayd, tetradifon, fenpyroximate were applied as acaricide.
Among the fungicides tested chlorothalonil, trifloxystrobin and cyprodynyl+ fludioxonil active ingredients were found to be non-toxic to the predatory mite in all three methods. Fomaxadone+cymoxanil should be tested in greenhouse conditions before being used. Metalaxyl+mancozeb and mancozeb were found to be toxic on P. persimilis.