Université de Fribourg

Direct effects of insecticides on common ragweed-implications for natural enemy exclusion trials

Lommen, Suzanne T. E. ; Fogliatto, Silvia ; Vidotto, Francesco ; Citterio, Sandra ; Augustinus, Benno A ; Müller-Schärer, Heinz

In: Journal of Pesticide Science, 2018, p. -

Experimentally applying pesticides is an important method to assess the efficacy of weed biocontrol agents, but potential direct effects of the chemicals on plant performance are controversial or unknown. We assessed how three broad-spectrum insecticides applied in combination affect the performance of the widely invasive, crop-yield reducing, allergenic common ragweed (Ambrosia...