Acaricides for the control of the rust mite - Aculops lycopersici (Massee, 1937) on the tomato crop.
Tests were carried out on the chemical control of Aculops lycopersici (Massee) on irrigated tomato crops at Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil. The largest reductions in mite populations during the 9 days following treatment were afforded by bromopropylate (Neoron) at 0.5 litre/ha, followed in decreasing order by dicofol (0.46 litre/ha), propargite (Omite) (1.5 litres/ha), binapacryl (1 litre/ha), methamidophos (1.25 litres/ha) and chlorobenzilate (0.62 litre/ha). Binapacryl was phytotoxic. Other compounds tested that afforded less satisfactory control included dichlorvos, formothion, Milbex [a mixture of chlorfenethol and chlorfensulphide] and tetradifon.