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Wild Pollinators Enhance Fruit Set of Crops Regardless of Honey Bee Abundance
Overall, wild insects pollinated crops more effectively; an increase in wild insect visitation enhanced fruit set by twice as much as an equivalent increase in honey bee visitation. Expand
Dead-end trap cropping: a technique to improve management of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae)
It is suggested that B. vulgaris, or another plant species that is highly attractive for egg laying, but on which P. xylostella larvae do not survive, may serve as a ‘dead-end’ trap crop and be more successful than trap crop types that may only have increased oviposition. Expand
Onion Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae): A Global Pest of Increasing Concern in Onion
The biology and ecology of onion thrips, Thrips tabaci Lindeman, and current management strategies based on chemical, biological, and cultural control as well as host resistance are discussed. Expand
Evaluating trap crops for diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae).
Differences in oviposition between the potential trap crops and cabbage were likely due to host volatiles, leaf morphology and color, or a combination of these factors, rather than to total leaf areas, leaf shape, or plant architecture. Expand
Impact of Insecticide Efficacy on Developing Action Thresholds for Pest Management: A Case Study of Onion Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Onion
It is hypothesized that the most efficacious insecticides would provide acceptable control of thrips populations regardless of AT, whereas less effective products would only control populations using the lowest AT (one thrips per leaf), and implications of adjusting ATs based on efficacy of different insecticides are discussed. Expand
Temperature and Precipitation Affect Seasonal Patterns of Dispersing Tobacco Thrips, Frankliniella fusca, and Onion Thrips, Thrips tabaci (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Caught on Sticky Traps
Abstract Effects of temperature and precipitation on the temporal patterns of dispersing tobacco thrips, Frankliniella fusca, and onion thrips, Thrips tabaci, caught on yellow sticky traps wereExpand
Seasonal and Spatial Dynamics of Alate Aphid Dispersal in Snap Bean Fields in Proximity to Alfalfa and Implications for Virus Management
The implication of these results is that separating snap bean fields from alfalfa or using crop borders/barriers are not likely to be successful virus management strategies. Expand
Patterns of insecticide resistance in onion thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in onion fields in New York.
Survey populations in commercial onion fields in New York evaluated their susceptibility to the two most widely used classes of insecticides plus two new insecticides during 2003-2005 and found similar levels of high susceptibility in all fields when using TIBS, suggesting resistance had not developed and that variation in control may have been due to other factors. Expand
Effects of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria on bell pepper production and green peach aphid infestations in New York
Bacillus PGPR could be useful in a M. persicae management program for pepper plants grown in locations with consistently high aphid pressure and fruit yield in the Bacillus spp. Expand
Neonicotinoid seed treatments for managing potato leafhopper infestations in snap bean
Snap bean seed treated with thiamethoxam will provide growers with an option for controlling potato leafhoppers that is safer and more environmentally friendly than using soil-applied, systemic organophosphate insecticides such as disulfoton or phorate. Expand