Integrated management of Pentalonia nigronervosa aphid by the push-pull strategy in Bengamisa region, DR Congo
This study was set up to test the hypothesis according to which the push-pull strategy would make available with in or near crops to be protected, of resources that contribute to their effectiveness such as physical shelters, alternative hosts, food sources or attractive signals. Therefore, the results of the study show that tomato was the best attractive plant of aphidiphagous in relation with the banana in the Bengamisa region by its Bottom Up effect enhanced by the Top Down effect and the confusing effect during the push-pull relationships. Finally, the biological control by conservation might be used as the best strategy control against P. nigronervosa in Bengamisa region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Keywords: Biological control, Push-pull, Pentalonia nigronerosa Coquerel.