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Potential of an indigenous strain of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana as a biological control agent against the Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus.
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Results indicate that this strain of B. bassiana can infect eggs, larvae and adults of R. ferrugineus, and semi-field preventive assays on potted 5-year old Phoenix canariensis palms confirmed the potential of this strain as a biological control agent against this weevil. Expand
Are the palms Washingtonia filifera and Chamaerops humilis suitable hosts for the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Col. Curculionidae)?
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The results show that both W. filifera and C. humilis are resistant to R. ferrugineus, which is a widely distributed pest which has recently become the major pest of palms in the Mediterranean Basin. Expand
Basic bio-ecological parameters of the invasive Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Phoenix canariensis under Mediterranean climate
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Less than one generation per year can be expected in areas with mean annual temperature below 15°C and more than two wheremean annual temperature is above 19°C, according to temperatures from 46 climatic stations selected in the Iberian Peninsula. Expand
Chemical Alternatives to Malathion for Controlling Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae), and Their Side Effects on Natural Enemies in Spanish Citrus Orchards
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A high Mediterranean fruit fly mortality was obtained for all baited insecticides except lambda-cyhalothrin, which caused the lowest mortality and showed a novel disabling effect on surviving Mediterranean fruitFly adults. Expand
Survey of natural enemies of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) in citrus orchards in eastern Spain
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Quantifying the presence of many known spider mites predators in Valencian citrus orchards is an important first step towards spider mite control. Expand
Field efficacy of imidacloprid and Steinernema carpocapsae in a chitosan formulation against the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Phoenix canariensis.
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Both imidacloprid and S. carpocapsae in a chitosan formulation proved highly effective against R. ferrugineus in the field, and their efficacies did not significantly change when used in combination. Expand
Efficacy of five selected acaricides against Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) and their side effects on relevant natural enemies occurring in citrus orchards.
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When considering both efficacy and side effects on beneficial arthropods, the best options would seem to be mineral oil, tebufenpyrad and clofentezine, however, it is urgent to complete testing of the side effects of the acaricides used in citrus. Expand
Lower temperature thresholds for oviposition and egg hatching of the Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in a Mediterranean climate
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It is confirmed that oviposition in R. ferrugineus is strongly affected by temperature, and its lower temperature thresholds for Oviposition and egg hatching are below the mean monthly temperatures registered in winter in most of the northern shore of the Mediterranean basin. Expand
Biology and Management of Red Palm Weevil
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An urgent need to develop and deploy tools for early detection of infested palms, enhance the knowledge of the relationships between R. ferrugineus and its hosts, and explore alternatives to synthetic organic insecticides for eco-friendly management of this insect pest. Expand
Mobility and efficacy of abamectin and imidacloprid against Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in Phoenix canariensis by different application methods.
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Stipe injection, irrespective of the active substance considered, resulted in better distribution and higher persistence compared with frond injection and, especially, crown spray, and the results point to stipe injection as a good alternative to control R. ferrugineus. Expand
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