Lepidopteran pests associated with the soybean cultivars phenology


  • Eliane Carneiro Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Luciana Barboza Silva Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Alexandre Faria da Silva Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Gleidyane Novais Lopes Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Bruno Ettore Pavan Universidade Estadual Paulista
  • Raimundo Henrique Ferreira Rodrigues Universidade Federal do piauí
  • Diego Tavares Carvalhinho Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Diego Fabio Mielezrski Universidade Federal do Piauí




Monitoring, Infestation, Integrated pest management


Lepidopteran pests are one of the major constraints to the soybean production potential, whose defoliating caterpillars can occur throughout the crop cycle causing serious damage. Therefore, the objective was to study the population fluctuation of lepidopteran pests and the association of species with the growth stages of soybean cultivars in the Cerrado of Piaui State, Brazil, in order to obtain data to support integrated pest management in the crop. The experiments had as a source of variation thirteen cultivars with fourteen evaluations. The design used was completely randomized in split plots being the cultivars plots and subplots the cultivars phenological stages. The monitoring was conducted by shake-cloth method at random points. Weekly samplings were performed. Generally, species of lepidopteran pests occurred in all soybean phenological stages, especially Chrysodeixis includens and Anticarsia gemmatalis that were present from the beginning to the end of the crop.


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CARNEIRO, E., SILVA, L.B., SILVA, A.F. da, LOPES, G.N., PAVAN, B.E., RODRIGUES, R.H.F., CARVALHINHO, D.T. and MIELEZRSKI, D.F., 2017. Lepidopteran pests associated with the soybean cultivars phenology . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 112–121. [Accessed4 March 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v34n1a2018-37172. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/37172.



Agricultural Sciences