Plant-derived essential oils affecting settlement and oviposition of Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) biotype B on tomato

Baldin, Edson; Crotti, Antônio; Wakabayashi, Kamila; Silva, José; Aguiar, Gabriela; Souza, Efrain; Veneziani, Rodrigo; Groppo, Milton
June 2013
Journal of Pest Science;Jun2013, Vol. 86 Issue 2, p301
Academic Journal
The silverleaf whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) biotype B (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is an economically important pest of tomatoes Solanum lycopersicum (L.), causing irregular ripening on fruits and transmitting several plant pathogenic geminiviruses. The management of this pest is commonly based on repetitive spraying with synthetic pesticides, causing serious environmental damages and increase of resistance by insect population. In the present study, essential oils from the leaves of Artemisia camphorata Vill., Ageratum conyzoides L., Foeniculum vulgare Mill., Lippia alba (Mill.) N. E. Br., Plectranthus neochilus Schltr., and Tagetes erecta L. were investigated for their possible repellent and oviposition-deterrent effects against B. tabaci biotype B on tomato. In a multi-choice assay, P. neochilus essential oil was the most active repellent and oviposition deterrent. Essential oils of A. conyzoides and T. erecta significantly deterred the female B. tabaci biotype B from laying eggs on treated tomato leaflets compared with the control. ( E)-Caryophyllene (30.67 %) and the monoterpenes α-pinene (15.02 %) and α-thujene (11.70 %) were identified as the major constituents of the essential oil of P. neochilus. Our findings demonstrated the potential of essential oil of P. neochilus and other oils in the reduction of settlement and oviposition of B. tabaci biotype B on tomato.


Related Articles

  • Direct and Indirect Impacts of Infestation of Tomato Plant by Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Tan, Xiao-Ling; Wang, Su; Ridsdill-Smith, James; Liu, Tong-Xian // PLoS ONE;Apr2014, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p1 

    The impacts of infestation by the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) on sweetpotato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) settling on tomato were determined in seven separate experiments with whole plants and with detached leaves through manipulation of four factors: durations of aphid infestation, density...

  • IMPACT OF ACETAMAPRID, IMIDACLOPRID AND DIAFENTHIURON ON BEMISIA TABACI AND TOMATO LEAF CURL VIRUS DISEASE INCIDENCE. Hussain, Muhammad D.; Khan, Muhammad A.; Ali, Safdar; Arshad, Muhammad // Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology;2016, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p141 

    Five tomato varieties/lines (viz:Thorgal, Morgal, Rio- Grande, Baby Red and Nagina) were sown in randomized complete block design with three replications in the experimental area of Plant Pathology Department, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. A highly susceptible variety Nagina was sown as...

  • Science update on whiteflies. De Quattro, Jim // Agricultural Research;Apr94, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p23 

    Focuses on research about ways of controlling the insect called biotype B of the sweetpotato whitefly. Damage done by whiteflies on crops; Research and action plan developed by the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service; Researchers' identification of whitefly-transmitted...

  • Changes in Content and Constituents of Essential Oil in Different Plant Parts of Lovage (Levisticum officinale Koch. Cv. Budakalaszi) Cultivated in Iran. Heidarpour, O.; Souri, M. K.; Omidbaigi, R. // Journal of Essential Oil-Bearing Plants;May2013, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p318 

    Sixteen, 18, 19, 19 and 10 constituents were identified in the essential oils of herb, flowers, unripe fruits, ripe fruits and roots of lovage, respectively. In herb's essential oil the main constituents were: α-terpinyl acetate (52.4%), Z-ligustilide (29.7%), β-phellandrene (12.9%). In...

  • Tobacco whitefly note offers control advice.  // Horticulture Week;7/13/2012, p11 

    The article informs that Horticultural Development Co. has sent a briefing note to the horticultural industry regarding the control of tobacco whitefly during the poinsettia season.

  • Early control of tobacco whitefly.  // Horticulture Week;9/2/2011, p20 

    The article offers information on the Horticultural Development Company (HDC) project which aims to determine spray programmes to eradicate the presence of Bemisia tabaci on many crops in Great Britain.

  • Diverse population of a new bipartite begomovirus infecting tomato crops in Uruguay. Márquez-Martín, Belén; Maeso, Diego; Martínez-Ayala, Ada; Bernal, Roberto; Teresa Federici, M.; Vincelli, Paul; Navas-Castillo, Jesús; Moriones, Enrique // Archives of Virology;Jun2012, Vol. 157 Issue 6, p1137 

    Several isolates of a novel begomovirus were characterized from tomato samples collected in northern Uruguay exhibiting disease symptoms associated with Bemisia tabaci infestations. Analysis of full-length sequences of DNA-A and DNA-B components revealed the presence of a new begomovirus with...

  • Potato yellow mosaic virus: a synonym of Tomato yellow mosaic virus. Morales, F. J.; Lastra, R.; de Uzcátegui, R. C.; Calvert, L. // Archives of Virology;Nov2001, Vol. 146 Issue 11, p2249 

    Summary. Tomato yellow mosaic was first described in 1963, as a disease caused by a geminivirus transmitted by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci in Venezuela. In 1981 and 1985, Tomato yellow mosaic virus (ToYMV) was reported to occasionally infect potato plants growing in the proximity of tomato...

  • Differences in insect resistance between tomato species endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Lucatti, Alejandro F.; van Heusden, Adriaan W.; de Vos, Ric C. H.; Visser, Richard G. F.; Vosman, Ben // BMC Evolutionary Biology;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1 

    Background: The Galapagos Islands constitute a highly diverse ecosystem and a unique source of variation in the form of endemic species. There are two endemic tomato species, Solanum galapagense and S. cheesmaniae and two introduced tomato species, S. pimpinellifolium and S. lycopersicum....


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics