Altea Calabuig

Altea Calabuig
Universitat Politècnica de València | UPV · Institute of Mediterranean Agroforestry (IAM)

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April 2011 - July 2015
Universitat Politècnica de València
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Publications (22)
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El tortrícido Bactra bactrana (Kennel) es, desde hace décadas, la plaga más importante de la chufa (Cyperus esculentus var. sativus), uno de los cultivos tradicionales más extendidos en las comarcas hortícolas valencianas. Las larvas de esta polilla minan y destruyen los brotes de esta planta, generando la muerte y podredumbre del cultivo. Su abund...
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Se ha detectado la presencia de la cochinilla Pulvinaria polygonata (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) en parcelas de cítricos del Baix Segura. Se trata de una especie no citada previamente en Europa y los árboles afectados presentan importantes daños. P. polygonata es una plaga polífaga que afecta, entre otras especies vegetales, a los cítricos y e...
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BACKGROUND: Soil-dwelling predatory mites of the family Laelapidae are augmentatively released for the biological control of several pests with an edaphic phase in numerous greenhouse crops. Yet, there is no information about the potential of releasing these predators to control pests in open field crops. We tested, during two consecutive years, th...
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Himenópteros parasitoides capturados en trampas cromáticas amarillas en cítricos: abundancia y evolución. SOLER J. Mª.1; GARCÍA-MARÍ F.2, CALABUIG A.2, PUIGCERVER C.2, MARÍN, JM.2 1 Bayer CropScience S.L. Parque Tecnológico. C/ Charles Robert Darwin, 13. 46980-Valencia. e-mail: jose-maria.soler@bayer.com 2 Departamento de Producción Vegetal. Univer...
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Las principales especies de insectos potencialmente vectores de Xylella fastidiosa en Europa se encuentran entre los hemípteros de las familias Aphrophoridae y Cercopidae, de cuya biología, comportamiento y dinámica poblacional se posee escasa información. La Conselleria de Agricultura de la Generalitat Valenciana realiza muestreos de vectores por...
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Generalist arthropod predators not only prey on herbivores, but may engage in competitive interactions by attacking and consuming conspecifics (cannibalism) or other predators (intraguild predation and hyperpredation). These types of interactions are quite common among predators used in biological control. Although there is evidence that non-prey f...
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Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) are amongst the most abundant and important predators in citrus. They range from specialist species feeding exclusively on spider mites to generalist species that can feed and reproduce on several prey as well as non-prey foods such as pollen, fungi and honeydew. Feeding on non-prey foods is crucial for the co...
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BACKGROUND The vine mealybug, Planococcus ficus (Signoret) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) is a key pest of grapevine in the Mediterranean Basin. Some honeydew collecting ant species are known to increase mealybug populations in other grape-growing regions. However, there is scarce information on either the ant species present in Mediterranean vineyard...
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Introduction: Gaeolaelaps aculeifer and Stratiolaelaps scimitus are voracious predators of organisms that spend time in the soil or in other plant growing media. They are effective biocontrol agents against fungus gnats, bulb or mould mites, shore flies and nematodes. Recently, the importance of both species against thrips is increasing in greenhou...
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Introduction: Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) are amongst the most important natural enemies of pests in citrus. Some species of phytoseiids present in citrus consume food of vegetal origin such as floral and extra-floral nectar (i.e. sugar) or pollen. Therefore, their abundance in this ecosystem will depend on the availability of non-prey f...
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Los ácaros fitoseidos son depredadores importantes de tetraníquidos en los cultivos de cítricos. Además de presas, muchas especies de fitoseidos en cítricos consumen alimentos de origen vegetal como néctar floral y extra floral o polen. Estos alimentos alternativos son cruciales para la conservación de los fitoseidos en el agroecosistema. En este...
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El melazo, Planococcus ficus Signoret (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), es una plaga clave del cultivo de uva de mesa en la cuenca Mediterránea. A pesar del posible efecto de las hormigas en las poblaciones de pseudocóccidos, hay muy poca información sobre las especies de hormigas presentes en los viñedos del Mediterráneo. Por ello, se llevó a cabo un e...
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La araña roja, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae), es una plaga clave de los clementinos en la Cuenca Mediterránea. Su manejo se lleva a cabo principalmente mediante la aplicación de plaguicidas, por lo que es necesario desarrollar alternativas sostenibles para su control. En este trabajo, estudiamos la viabilidad del control biológico...
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Ants can act as plant biotic defenses, however, in agricultural ecosystems they are often associated with outbreaks of honeydew-producing pests mainly due to the protection they offer to the plant feeders in exchange for honeydew. In this interaction ants may alter the abundance, diversity and community structure of predators and parasitoids. In th...
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1. Ants, as well as many species of parasitoids and predators, rely on sugar-rich foods such as honeydew to fulfill their energetic needs. Thus, ants and natural enemies may interact through the shared honeydew exploitation. 2. Ant-exclusion experiments were performed in a citrus orchard to test the hypothesis that ants may impact the energy reser...
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Ants act simultaneously as predators and as hemipteran mutualists, and thereby may affect the composition and population dynamics of a wide arthropod community. We conducted ant-exclusion experiments in order to determine the impact of ants on the infestation levels and parasitism of three of the most important citrus pests of western Mediterranean...
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RESUMEN Se ha llevado a cabo un ensayo de exclusión en tres parcelas de cítricos durante dos años (2011 y 2012) con el objetivo de determinar la influencia de las hormigas en los niveles de infestación y el porcentaje de parasitismo de tres de las plagas más importantes en el cultivo de los cítricos, la mosca blanca Aleurothrixus floccosus, plaga...
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We conducted an ant-exclusion experiment to study and compare the influence of three ant species, the natives to the Mediterranean Pheidole pallidula (Nylander) and Lasius grandis (Forel), and the invasive Linepithema humile (Mayr), on the population densities and parasitism rates of three citrus pests: the honeydew producer woolly whitefly Aleurot...
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Se han estudiado diferentes cubiertas vegetales permanentes en mandarinos ecológicos y convencionales de Alzira, en suelo arenoso, para comprobar su comportamiento fertilizante y su crecimiento. En plantación joven, con aspersión, se sembró alfalfa (Medicago sativa), sola y junto a ray-grass inglés (Lolium perenne), trévoles (Trifolium subterraneum...

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La App para móviles "Xylella vectors" es una herramienta gratuita de participación ciudadana que pretende involucrar a toda la sociedad en la búsqueda de insectos vectores de Xylella fastidiosa. La aplicación genera un mapa de distribución de estos pequeños insectos gracias a las fotos geolocalizadas que mandan los usuarios. Puedes encontrarla en la play store y en App store.
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- Use of DNA characterisation techniques to assist the research of new biological control solutions, and support quality-control or traceability in industrial production settings. - Screening and use of intra-specific diversity to select best-performing natural enemy populations and improve the efficiency of biocontrol products. - Promotion of biocontrol products through the benchmark of products and their compatibility with other crop protection techniques.
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we are interested by two species of citrus whiteflies, the first one and the most important is Dialeurodes citri and the second is Aleurothrixus floccosus, there is two natural enemies,the firstone is parasitoid Cales noacki, he attaks A.floccosus, and the second is the predator of D.citri his name is Clitostethus arcuatus.