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Biology and management of the Japanese beetle.
The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, an introduced scarab, has become the most widespread and destructive insect pest of turf, landscapes, and nursery crops in the eastern United States. ItExpand
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Insecticide Resistance in the Bed Bug: A Factor in the Pest’s Sudden Resurgence?
Abstract Infestations of the bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. (Heteroptera: Cimicidae), are increasing around the world at an alarming rate and have become a major public health concern. The evolutionExpand
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Lethal and Sublethal Effects of Bendiocarb, Halofenozide, and Imidacloprid on Harpalus pennsylvanicus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Following Different Modes of Exposure in Turfgrass
Abstract Routes by which nontarget predatory insects can be exposed to turfgrass pesticides include topical, residual, and dietary exposure. We used each of these routes to evaluate potential lethalExpand
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Influence of turfgrass species and tall fescue endophyte on feeding ecology of Japanese beetle and southern masked chafer grubs (Coleoptera : scarabaeidae)
Suitability of six cool-season turfgrasses, including tall fescue, festuca arundinacea Schreb., infected or not infected by the endophyte Acremonium coenophialum Morgan-Jones & Gams, was studied forExpand
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Assessing Insecticide Hazard to Bumble Bees Foraging on Flowering Weeds in Treated Lawns
Maintaining bee-friendly habitats in cities and suburbs can help conserve the vital pollination services of declining bee populations. Despite label precautions not to apply them to blooming plants,Expand
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Prospects for managing turfgrass pests with reduced chemical inputs.
Turfgrass culture, a multibillion dollar industry in the United States, poses unique challenges for integrated pest management. Why insect control on lawns, golf courses, and sport fields remainsExpand
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Carbohydrate reserves, radial growth, and mechanisms of resistance of oak trees to phloem-boring insects
SummaryThe twolined chestnut borer, Agrilus bilineatus (Weber) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), attacks oaks (Quercus spp.) that have been weakened by prior environmental or biotic stress. Our earlier workExpand
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Cultural Practices Affect Root-Feeding White Grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Turfgrass
Cultural practices were manipulated before or during seasonal flights of Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, and masked chafers, Cyclocephala spp., to study effects on grub densities in tallExpand
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Pollinator assemblages on dandelions and white clover in urban and suburban lawns
Flowering weeds, though often deemed undesirable in turfgrass lawns, provide food resources for declining pollinator populations in urbanized landscapes. We sampled bees and other pollinatorsExpand
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Role of Feeding–Induced Plant Volatiles in Aggregative Behavior of the Japanese Beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
The hypothesis that feeding-induced plant volatiles are responsible for aggregation of Japanese beetles, Popillia japonica Newman, on leaves was tested using clonal grape plants, Vitis Labrusca L.Expand
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