Studies on Biological Control of Yellow Tea Thrips; Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Five Flavor Berry Orchards; Schisandra chinensis Baill, using Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot (Acari: Phyto

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Desert Ballroom: Salons 7-8 (Desert Springs J.W Marriott Resort )
Eunhye Ham Jr. , Kyungpook National University, Sangju, Korea, Republic of (South)
Jeung Sul Han , Kyungpook National University, Sangju, Korea, Republic of (South)
Young Cheol Choi , National Academy of Agricultural Science, Suwon, Korea, Republic of (South)
Jun Seok Lee , Osangkinsect Co., Ltd., Cheon-an, Korea, Republic of (South)
Jong Kyun Park , Kyungpook National University, Sangju, Korea, Republic of (South)
Five flavor berry; Schisandra chinensis Baill is used in traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed to astringe lung and nourish the kidneys, restrain the essence and stop diarrhea-astringent kidneys, calm the spirit by tonification of heart and kidney, Generate body fluids and alleviate thirst. The development of biological control against the major pest on five flavor berry is of great interest. Yellow tea thrip; Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is anthophilous pests of many crops worldwide including five flavor berry.

In this work, a treatment of Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot was applied to two types of five flavor berry fields infested by S. dorsalis. Even though our tests found significant differences between the two culturing method, the treatment of biological control agents decreased or a little increased the fruit damage, which was comparable to the chemical insecticide treatment. In the sod culture experiment, thrip population was significantly low and increased at a lower rate than in the nonwoven type mulching. So the use of A. swirskii as IPM program and sod culture reduce pesticide usage.