INIA La Cruz has published three new technical files that address different studies related to pests that damage crops and fruit trees present in our country.
The files were prepared by the entomologist Dr. Ernesto Cisternas Arancibia, who belongs to the Sustainable Agrosystems area of INIA and specifically to the Plant Health Specialty Group.
These are the technical sheets, "Goniozus legneri: Biological Control of moths for organic nocedales" (technical sheet No. 60) of the authors Ernesto Cisternas A .; Aart Osman; Ana Morales R. and Fernando Rodríguez A.); “Pololito Negro de las Praderas” (Technical file No. 61) written by Ernesto Cisternas A. and Roberto Carrillo Ll. (INIA La Cruz and Universidad Austral de Chile) and “Burrito del frejol” (Nº 62) written by Ernesto Cisternas A.
The cards describe the behavior, cycle of the biological controller Goniozus legneri. In the case of Pololito Negro de las Praderas, it addresses the importance of the pest, behavior, distribution and seasonal cycle. And, for the bean burrito, the hosts of the pest, description, how to recognize its presence, monitoring and seasonal cycle are mentioned.
In this way, INIA La Cruz expands the series of technical sheets that has been published since 2015. With this material, says Dr. Cisternas, what we seek is to make information on pests and pests available to farmers and technicians. natural enemies of economic importance. "We have studied for years their behavior, cycle, distribution, how to recognize their presence and how to monitor them." Therefore, it is important that the farmer is attentive to its presence in the garden or crop and to know how to control it.

The files are published on the INIA page at the following link:

N ° 60. Goniozus legneri: biological control of moths for organic nocedales
N ° 61. Black Chicken of the prairies
N ° 62. Bean burrito

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