Barbara L. Ingegno

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Biological pest control in greenhouse crops is usually based on periodical releases of mass-produced natural enemies, and this method has been successfully applied for decades. However, in some cases there are shortcomings in pest control efficacy, which often can be attributed to the poor establishment of natural enemies. Their establishment and population(More)
The electroantennogram responses (EAGs) of Macrolophus melanotoma and Macrolophus pygmaeus (Hemiptera: Miridae) exposed to volatile compounds (VOCs) of host and non-host plants were compared. The VOCs were identified by gas chromatography. Hosts and non-hosts eliciting similar EAGs were tested in olfactory assays against plants without a significant EAGs(More)
Sunn pests are responsible for serious kernel damage on wheat (Triticum aestivum L., Poaceae), affecting bread-making quality from their feeding at the late milk-ripe stage. In this study the toxicity of three pyrethroids usually applied to this crop (λ-cyhalothrin, α-cypermethrin, τ-fluvalinate) was evaluated on two bug species, the wheat bug Eurygaster(More)
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