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 predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii quickly became one of the most successful biocontrol agents in protected cultivation after its introduction into the market in 2005 and is now released in more than 50 countries. There are several key factors contributing to this success: (1) it can control several major pests including the western flower thrips,(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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