Infestation and prevalence situation of Carob moth Apomyelois ceratoniae Zell. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in pomegranate orchards in Şanlıurfa
Studies were conducted to determine infestation, current situation and infestation map of carob moth Apomyelois ceratoniae Zell. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in pomegranate orchards in counties of Sanliurfa. Studies were carried out in 33 orchards of nine counties namely; Şanlıurfa Center, Akçakale, Birecik, Bozova, Harran, Hilvan, Siverek, Suruç and Viranşehir between the years 2011 and 2012. Infestation rate of carob moth was determined by controlling 100 fruits, (each four fruit belongs per tree, totalling 25 trees), in terms of egg, larvae and damage symptoms of the pest. As a result of the study, infestation rate of carob moth remained below the economic threshold (0-4%) in Akcakale, Birecik, Bozova and Viranşehir counties in both years. The maximum infestation rate of carob moth was determined in the Şanlıurfa Center and Siverek counties in both years 2011 and 2012 (45%, 61%, respectively). According to the results, the infestation map of carob moth in pomegranate orchards was constituted in Şanlıurfa province concerning to counties.
Şanlıurfa, carob moth, pomegranate, infestation map
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