Journal of Horticulture

Journal of Horticulture
Open Access

ISSN: 2376-0354


Adamczyk JJ

USDA-ARS, Thad Chochran Southern Horticulure Laboratory, USA

  • Original Research Article   
    Effect of High Tunnels on Populations of Whiteflies, Aphids and Thrips on Tomatoes in Mississippi
    Author(s): Stephenson RC*, Coker CEH, Posadas BC, Bachman GR, Harkess RL and Adamczyk JJ

    There is increased interest in production of high-value crops in high tunnels, which have potential to increase productivity by extension of the growing season. Improved conditions in high tunnels may lead to improved yield and earlier maturity as well as additional production time. This can be of particular importance for crops where a premium price may be received for off-season production. Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum L.) are one of the most important crops produced in high tunnels. Impact of high tunnels on insect pest populations is not well understood. Impact of high tunnels on populations of whiteflies, thrips, and aphids in southern Mississippi were evaluated using a plant washing procedure on ‘Celebrity’ and ‘Early Girl Bush’ tomatoes grown under field and high tunnel conditions for spring and fall seasons of two production years. Data on plant growt.. Read More»

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