Springtails

Springtails

Springtails generally live on dead organic matter. However, some species, including mainly Onychiurus spp., also attack cultivated plants, mainly beets.

Scientific name: Onychiurus spp.
Greek name: Κολλέμβολα

Damage

In the field, empty plant positions are observed and below ground the seeds are eaten away. Infestation on seedlings is in the form of small eat holes up to 1 mm. Eating holes are also present on cotyledons. Young plants wither and die.

Enemy

Adults are 1-2 mm long, whitish in colour, with sparse hairs and short antennae. Young individuals resemble the adults in appearance.

Remarks

There is a risk of infestation by springtails in beet fields where manure, straw or green manure has been incorporated into the soil.

Source

www.bayercropscience.gr
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Tags: PLANTS ENEMY

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