OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Features of Distribution, Harmfulness and Control of the Population of the Eriosoma Lanigerum Hausm. (Homoptera, Aphididae) Woolly Aphid in the Nurseries of Ukraine and Kazakhstan

Damira Amirovna Absatarova, Valentin Fedorovich Drozda, Gulshariya Nursapayevna Kairova, Vlad Antonovna Shevchenko, Saule Bedelbaevna Korabaeva and Samat Isayevich Isayev

DOI : 10.3844/ojbsci.2017.408.414

OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Volume 17, Issue 4

Pages 408-414

Abstract

The paper presents the results on technology of cultivation of apple-tree saplings and the ways to regulate the phytophage population. The nature of distribution of one of the main nursery pests such as woolly aphid and its specialized entomophage – aphelinus - has been studied. A woolly aphid - typical representative of sucking phytophages - is characterized as a dominant species in the gardens and nurseries of Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Standard methods of research were used in the course of work. Based on the studies, a set of factors forming the structure and dynamics of red woolly aphids in apple tree nurseries has been determined. The natural populations of parasites and predators play an essential role for its population dynamics. The principle possibility of regulating the population and protection of nurseries from woolly aphids using the method of settling the natural populations of the hymenopteran entomophage aphelinus has been established.

Copyright

© 2017 Damira Amirovna Absatarova, Valentin Fedorovich Drozda, Gulshariya Nursapayevna Kairova, Vlad Antonovna Shevchenko, Saule Bedelbaevna Korabaeva and Samat Isayevich Isayev. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.