Evaluation of Abamectin and Peppermint oil Against the Thrips tabaci on strawberry plant and its effect on vegetative characteristics

Document Type : Original Article


Protection Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Benha University


A field study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of unconventional insecticides, Vertimec 1.8% EC (Abamectin) and Peppermint oil (Mentha piperita )  (family Lamiaceae) against Thrips tabaci (Lindeman) on Strawberry plant crop during two successive seasons 2020 and 2021, at a private farm in Meet Al-Kenana Toukh, Qalyubia governorate in Egypt. All the treatments showed a significant difference two insecticidal applications, regarding their effectiveness. The efficacy of insecticide Vertimec 1.8% EC (Abamectin) and Peppermint oil increased gradually to reach their highest efficacy after 10 days of spray and more efficient to combat T. tabaci, were 81.55% and 79.11%, respectively.  Peppermint oil was closed to terminal in of the chemical analysis to estimate the chlorophyll content in the leaves, it turned out that the untreated area recorded the highest percentage, followed by Vertimec 1.8% EC (Abamectin).


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