Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Strategy of insecticide use in control of Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Say.).

Abstract

In addition to a number of well-known advantages, the use of pesticides in agriculture has produced serious consequences over time, especially in terms of the change or decrease in sensitivity of the controlled insect species, or a well-known resistance of insects to insecticides. The most frequently mentioned example in this context is Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), listed among the most harmful insect species of potato crops. The aim of the study was to present insecticides registered for the control of Colorado potato beetle in the Republic of Serbia and, on that basis as well as on the classification or grouping of insecticides according to the mechanisms of action, to suggest the best choices of products to be used in order to achieve anti-resistant strategy in potato protection from the above-mentioned harmful species.