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The Banker Plant Method in Biological Control
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The benefits of using banker plant systems, such as low cost, increased freshness of beneficials, possibility for preventive control and for integration within IPM frameworks, make the method an interesting plant protection option with potential to enhance adoption of biological control in pest management programs. Expand
Compatibility of Atheta coriaria with other biological control agents and reduced-risk insecticides used in greenhouse floriculture integrated pest management programs for fungus gnats
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A Atheta coriaria can be incorporated into an IPM program for FG if harsh insecticides are avoided, but interactions with predatory mites, as well as its effectiveness against other greenhouse pests when FG are present, require further investigation. Expand
Pupation behaviour of western flower thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on potted chrysanthemum
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The present study provides the first quantitative assessment of the pupation behaviour of F. occidentalis, a serious pest of greenhouse vegetable and ornamental crops across Canada. Expand
Susceptibility of two strains of American Serpentine Leafminer (Liriomyza trifolii (burgess)) to registered and reduced risk insecticides in ontario
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The low level resistance shown by the Ontario strain suggests that these 2 insecticides may have the potential to develop higher levels of resistance over time. Expand
Amblyseius swirskii in greenhouse production systems: a floricultural perspective
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This paper reviews the use of A. swirskii in greenhouse crops, where possible highlighting the specific challenges and characteristics of ornamentals and the effects of different factors within the production system, including growing practices and environmental conditions. Expand
SWEETPOTATO WHITEFLY BEMISIA TABACI (GENNADIUS) (HOMOPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE), A POTENTIAL INSECT PEST IN CANADA
The sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius), was accidentally imported into Canada on poinsettia, Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd., cuttings from the United States in 1987 and in 1988. TheExpand
How to Start with a Clean Crop: Biopesticide Dips Reduce Populations of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on Greenhouse Poinsettia Propagative Cuttings
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This study investigated the use of several biopesticides and combinations of these products as immersion treatments (cutting dips) to control B. tabaci populations to a point where they can be managed successfully thereafter with existing biocontrol strategies. Expand
Effectiveness of insecticide-treated and non-treated trap plants for the management of Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in greenhouse ornamentals.
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It was demonstrated that flowering chrysanthemums as trap plants lower the number of adult F. occidentalis in a vegetative chrysantshemum crop and, as a result, reduce crop damage. Expand
Demographic Trends in Mixed Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Cryptic Species Populations in Commercial Poinsettia under Biological Control- and Insecticide-Based Management
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A survey of B. tabaci populations in commercial greenhouses in Ontario, Canada, provides evidence that under biological control-based management, Middle East Minor 1 can displace Mediterranean, whereas under insecticide- based management Mediterranean populations will persist. Expand
Evaluation of seven plant species/cultivars for their suitability as banker plants for Orius insidiosus (Say)
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Based on the combined results from all tests, Purple Flash pepper appears to have the greatest potential as a BP species for O. insidiosus. Expand
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