Integrated Pest Management (IPMC), Northern R&D Head: Dr. Haim Reuveny Entomologist The Main Topic: Developing friendly management control strategy for fruit tree pests, using natural and agro-technique means only. Research subjects: • Control of the Capnodis spp. by entomopathogenic nematodes. • Prevention of root colonization by Capnodis larvae using polyethylene sheets as ground cover. • Integrating the natural enemies in management control of pear psylla cacopsylla bidens. • The efficiency of mating disruption technique in controlling the peach twig borer Anarsia lineatella. • The efficiency of "Puffer" technique to mating disrupt mating of the codling moth Cydia pomonella. • Integration of resistance root-stock for the aphid Eriosoma lanigerum in IPM apple orchards. • Integration of the natural enemy Aphelinus mali for the aphid Eriosoma lanigerum in IPM apple orchards. • Improving the IPM interface of the almond wasp Eurytoma amygdali: Detecting the causes for differences in the susceptibility of almond varieties. • Developing friendly management control strategy for the carob moth Ectomyelois ceratoniae in almond orchards. • Developing friendly management control strategy for the apple fruit weevil Tatianaerhynchites aequatus.
Entomology / deciduous fruit
Friendly Management Control of Fruit Tree Pests