Ferguson, A.M., & Stratton, A.E. 1978 Insect control on kiwifruit, Part 1.. Proceedings of the Thirty-First New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Conference. Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries Palmerston North, N.Z. 256 pp.

Notes: [Conference held at Devon Motor Lodge, New Plymouth, August 8 to 10, 1978.] In New Zealand, multiple applications of azinphos-methyl, phosmet or chlorfenvinphos, a single application of cypermethrin [cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl 3-(2,2-dichloroethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate] and an unsprayed control are compared for their effect on a number of species of arthropods found on kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis var. chinensis) in 1975-76. Overall, azinphos-methyl provided the best control of lepidopterous larvae and was adequate against Hemiberlesia rapax (Comst.). Phosmet and chlorfenvinphos afforded better control of H. rapax. Coccus hesperidum L. and Ceroplastes sinensis Del G. were adversely affected by insecticidal treatments, but it is suggested that the application of the recommended compounds phosmet and azinphos-methyl has disrupted acarine predator-prey relations.