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Application of slow-release phosphorus fertilizers increases arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity in the roots of apple trees
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It is demonstrated that application of slow-release fertilizers promoted AMF diversity in the roots of cultivated apple trees in comparison to the other treatments, which may result in AMF communities dominated by inferior AMF mutualists. Expand
Tebufenozide distorted codling moth larval growth and reproduction, and controlled field populations
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The activity of the ecdysteroid agonist tebufenozide was evaluated on the codling moth, Cydia pomonella, showing clear symptoms of a double head capsule and the potency was evaluated in an experimental orchard for commercial apple production in Belgium being, at least, as effective as diflubenzuron. Expand
Spray deposition profiles in pome fruit trees: Effects of sprayer design, training system and tree canopy characteristics
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An in-field analysis of the on-target deposition profiles from three distinct sprayer types in trees of four different apple and pear training systems showed that there was a strong relationship between the vertical leaf deposition profile and the outlet air flow pattern from the sprayers. Expand
Biosynthesis and regulation of juvenile hormone III, juvenile hormone III bisepoxide, and methyl farnesoate during the reproductive cycle of the grey fleshfly, Neobellieria (Sarcophaga) bullata
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Results indicate that allatostatin-like factors are present in the ovary of the flesh fly and probably modulates the biosynthesis of JH III, MF, and BE in the corpora allata. Expand
In-field production of parasitoids of Dysaphis plantaginea by using the rowan aphid Dysaphis sorbi as substitute host
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Observations suggest the possibility of establishing a local population of E. persicae in apple orchards, so that D. plantaginea can be readily attacked by diapause-emerging parasitoids in early spring. Expand
Neb-colloostatin, a second folliculostatin of the grey fleshfly, Neobellieria bullata.
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The synthetic peptide inhibits yolk uptake by previtellogenic oocytes and might have a role in the absence of yolk deposition in penultimate oocytes in grey fleshfly Neobellieria bullata. Expand
Combining Biocontrol Agents with Chemical Fungicides for Integrated Plant Fungal Disease Control
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An integrated approach combining BCAs with fungicides, which is the focus of this review, is put forward as a way to reduce the fungicide doses to manage plant diseases and thereby their residue on harvested crops. Expand
Preference and performance of Drosophila suzukii on Prunus species: A potential eco-friendly pest management tool
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It is demonstrated that D. suzukii females were unable to discriminate the plant host that offered the highest fitness to their offspring, providing a promising insight into the importance of P. padus within an eco-friendly tactic to potentially manage D. sephagous insects populations. Expand
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