Resistance of Spider Mites to Acaricides: Comparison of Slide Dip and Leaf Dip Methods
Authors: Walker, W. F.; Boswell, A. L.; Smith, F. F.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 66, Number 2, 16 April 1973 , pp. 549-550(2)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:In choosing a method of evaluating the practical significance of resistance in populations of spider mites to acaricides, the technique should be simple, provide reproducible results, and simulate as closely as possible the condition:; under which the acaricide will be used for mite control. The slide-dip assay, as described by Voss (l961), fulfills the 1st 2 criteria, but it measures only topical toxicity, is difficult to use with acaricides that are ineffective against adult female mites, and is not suitable for use with slow-acting acricides because control mortality becomes excessive after ca. 3 days. Nevertheless, a modified version of the slide-dip technique has been proposed as the standard assay method for determining acaricide resistance in spider mites (Anonymous 1968). In the present study, we compared the slide-dip method with a topical leaf-dip and a residual leaf-dip method for determining aearicidal toxicities.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 16, 1973
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