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Economic value of the pest control service provided by Brazilian free-tailed bats in south-central Texas
Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) form enormous summer breeding colonies, mostly in caves and under bridges, in south-central Texas and northern Mexico. Their prey includes severalExpand
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Natural Mortality of Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Short-Season Cotton
Abstract The population dynamics of the bollworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie), and its associated natural enemies were studied in insecticide-free, commercial, short-season cotton fields from 1991 toExpand
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Using Haplotypes to Monitor the Migration of Fall Armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Corn-Strain Populations from Texas and Florida
Abstract Fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), infestations in most of North America north of Mexico arise from annual migrations of populations that overwinterExpand
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Brazilian free-tailed bats as insect pest regulators in transgenic and conventional cotton crops.
During the past 12000 years agricultural systems have transitioned from natural habitats to conventional agricultural regions and recently to large areas of genetically engineered (GE) croplands.Expand
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Timing, Magnitude, Rates, and Putative Causes of Predator Movement Between Cotton and Grain Sorghum Fields
Abstract Previous studies suggest grain sorghum, Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench, acts as an early-season predator source for nearby cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L., in areas where their growing seasonsExpand
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F2 screen, inheritance and cross-resistance of field-derived Vip3A resistance in Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) collected from Louisiana, USA.
BACKGROUND Fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a target pest of the Vip3A protein used in pyramided Bt corn and cotton in the USA. In this study, we provide the first documentation of aExpand
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Market Forces and Technological Substitutes Cause Fluctuations in the Value of Bat Pest-Control Services for Cotton
Critics of the market-based, ecosystem services approach to biodiversity conservation worry that volatile market conditions and technological substitutes will diminish the value of ecosystem servicesExpand
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Predator Conservation in Cotton: Using Grain Sorghum as a Source for Insect Predators
Abstract Adjacent plots of cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L., and grain sorghum, Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench, were established in 1997 and 1998 to study the movement of generalist predators in thisExpand
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