African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6638

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of different fertilizations on Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in tomato

Eyyüp Mennan Yildirim1* and Aydin Unay2
1Sultanhisar Vocational Collage, Adnan Menderes University, 09470, Aydin,Turkey. 2Department of Field Crop, Agricultural Faculty, Adnan Menderes University, 09970, Aydin, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 09 August 2011
  •  Published: 05 September 2011


Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess) (Diptera: Agromyzidae) is one of the most serious pests in greenhouses. The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of foliar fertilizers, such as calcium nitrate, fulvic acid and their combinations on L. trifolii population and tomato yield under greenhouse conditions in spring and fall of 2009. It was shown that fulvic acid and calcium nitrate combinations had negative effect on L. trifolii population in growing tomato plants. In addition, fulvic acid and calcium nitrate combination increased yielding by 23%.


Key words: Liriomyza trifolii, fulvic acid, calcium nitrate.