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The effects of reduced tillage and earlier seeding on flea beetle (Phyllotreta spp.) crop damage in spring oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.)

Lundin, Ola and Myrbeck, Åsa and Bommarco, Riccardo (2018). The effects of reduced tillage and earlier seeding on flea beetle (Phyllotreta spp.) crop damage in spring oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Crop protection. 107, 104-107
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2017.10.019

Abstract

The restriction on seed treatments containing neonicotinoid insecticides in the European Union has brought crop protection into focus for oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). In spring sown oilseed rape, neonicotinoid seed treatments have mainly been used for protection against flea beetles (Phyllotreta spp.), and there is now a need to evaluate alternative control methods. We investigated the effect of reduced tillage and altered seeding date on flea beetle crop damage in spring oilseed rape in eight field experiments over three years in south central Sweden. The average proportion of cotyledon area damaged by flea beetles was not affected by the tillage treatment. Proportion of crop damage was, however, lower in early seeded compared to late seeded plots (0.21 compared to 0.28). We conclude that earlier seeding holds promise to be incorporated into an integrated pest management program for flea beetles in spring oilseed rape, whereas further research on reduced or zero tillage strategies for flea beetle control is warranted.

Authors/Creators:Lundin, Ola and Myrbeck, Åsa and Bommarco, Riccardo
Title:The effects of reduced tillage and earlier seeding on flea beetle (Phyllotreta spp.) crop damage in spring oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.)
Series/Journal:Crop protection (0261-2194)
Year of publishing :2018
Volume:107
Page range:104-107
Number of Pages:4
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0261-2194
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Restricted
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
Agrovoc terms:pest management, tillage, anabasine, Brassica napus
Keywords:Integrated pest management, Non-inversion tillage, Neonicotinoids, Canola
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4875
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4875
ID Code:15412
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Soil and Environment
(S) > Dept. of Soil and Environment

(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
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Deposited On:08 May 2018 11:28
Metadata Last Modified:08 May 2018 11:34

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