|Silva,Anderson Gonçalves da; Boiça Junior,Arlindo Leal; Farias,Paulo Roberto da Silva; Souza,Bruno Henrique Sardinha de; Rodrigues,Nara Elisa Lobato; Carbonell,Sérgio Augusto Morais.|
|ABSTRACT: Whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) biotype B is the major pest of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Brazil and other countries. Host plant resistance is one of the cornerstones of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and assessment of cultivars for insect resistance is fundamental to provide farmers options for pest control. This study evaluated common bean resistance to whitefly in the winter and rainy seasons in Jaboticabal, Brazil, and correlated the infestation with climatic factors. The plant part and development period of common bean that are more susceptible to whitefly infestation were also examined for potential use in IPM. Field experiments were carried out using 18 and 19 commercial cultivars in the winter and rainy seasons,...|
||Palavras-chave: Phaseolus vulgaris; Bemisia tabaci; Aleyrodidae; Host plant resistance; Integrated pest management.