The efficiency of insecticides for the control of Liriomyza sativae Blanch. (Diptera: Agromyzidae) and Scrobipalpuloides absoluta Meir. (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) on staked tomato plants.
The effectiveness of abamectin (Vertimec 18 EC) at 100 ml, cyromazine (Trigard) at 15 g, cypermethrin (Sherpa 200) at 25 ml and of an extract of Ocimum sp. at 275 g/100 litres was evaluated against Liriomyza sativae and Scrobipalpula absoluta attacking staked tomatoes cv. Santa Cruz Angela 1500 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1991. Abamectin was the most effective insecticide against both pests.