Winter wheat aphids in Belgium : prognosis and dynamics of their populations.


  • Latteur, G. & Oger, R. (1991). Winter wheat aphids in Belgium : prognosis and dynamics of their populations. Bull. OILB/SROP, XIV: (4), 13-34.
Type Journal Article
Year 1991
Title Winter wheat aphids in Belgium : prognosis and dynamics of their populations.
Journal Bull. OILB/SROP
Label 80
Recnumber 130
Volume XIV
Issue 4
Pages 13-34
Endnote Keywords Insect pests|Cereals|Parasitoids|Beneficial insects|Microbial pesticides|Insecticides|forecasting|wheat|natural enemies|prey|Entomogenous fungi|hosts|ecology|population dynamics|biology|agricultural entomology|Integrated control in cereal crops|
Abstract This paper was presented at a meeting of the IOBC/WPRS working group "Integrated control in cereal crops", held 21-22 March 1990 in Gottingen. The development of populations of aphids (mainly Metopolophium dirhodum and Sitobion avenae) and their most important natural enemies was observed in 90 winter wheat fields in Belgium in 1972-89. A method is described for deciding when aphid control is necessary, based on the effect of M. dirhodum and S. avenae on yield and on a linear multiple regression equation, forecasting aphid density from the main groups of natural enemies (parasitoids, entomogenous fungi and syrphid larvae) at the kernel formation stage.
Notes R.O.
Author address Station de Zoologie Appliquee, Chemin de Liroux, 8, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium.
Authors Latteur, G. & Oger, R.