THE USE AND ABUSE OF INSECTICIDES ON CABBAGE IN BARBADOS

Cabbage <Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata L.), an important crop throughout the world, is subject to major economic losses as a result of damage by a number of pests. The diamondback moth [Plutella xylostella (L.)], which is probably the most important of these, has developed resistance to all classes of commercial insecticides. Data are presented on the insecticides used in Barbados to control cabbage pests and how they are used. The practices are discussed in relation to the consumer, economics of production, biological control programmes in Barbados and the management of insecticide resistance in P. xylostella.


Issue Date:
Jul 29 1990
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
14




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