Francisco J. Calvo

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Nesidiocoris tenuis Reuter (Het.: Miridae) is widely used as a biological control agent of whiteflies and other pests in greenhouse-grown tomatoes. It is typically released augmentatively some weeks after transplanting and needs several weeks to establish. Releasing N. tenuis prior to transplanting could accelerate its establishment. However, timing for(More)
The potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli Sulcer (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), and the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci Gennadius (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), are major pests in tomato in the USA, Mexico, and Central America. Earlier research revealed that the mirid bug Dicyphus hesperus Athias-Henriot (Heteroptera: Miridae) has favorable rates of development(More)
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