Visual Rating System for Assessing Liriomyza spp. (Diptera: Agromyzidae) Leafmining on Tomato
Authors: Schuster, D. J.; Beck, H. W.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 76, Number 6, December 1983 , pp. 1465-1466(2)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A visual rating system was developed to assess the total number of leaf mines produced by Liriomyza spp. on tomato foliage samples. The system consisted of a scale from I to 8 which corresponded to increases in the estimated numbers of leaf mines from 0 to 24 per foliar sample. Under field conditions, the number of leaf mines estimated by the rating system was significantly correlated (r = 0.95, P < 0.05) with the actual number of leaf mines counted. The amount of time required to assess the number of leaf mines by the rating system was 80% less than that required by the counting method.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1983
- Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
- Editorial Board
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Information for Advertisers
- Visit this journal's homepage
- ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites