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Stalkborer Damage on Yield and Quality of Sugarcane in Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
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The ineffectiveness of insecticides and their abandonment by Texas sugarcane growers make it imperative that pest management alternatives, such as resistant varieties and biological control agents, be investigated to alleviate the losses. Expand
Current status and potential of conservation biological control for agriculture in the developing world
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There is potential for well-orchestrated regional research projects to pursue higher levels of CBC integration into current pest management schemes, and a first step in drawing a roadmap for developing-world research that provides local farmers with safe, low-cost means to control damaging insect pests, safeguard harvests and secure their livelihoods. Expand
Laboratory and Field Evaluation of Exotic Parasitoids ofBemisia tabaci(Gennadius) (Biotype “B”) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
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This information will be used to prioritize the parasitoid cultures for mass rearing and release in biocontrol-based IPM programs against B. tabaci and Eretmocerusspecies from Spain and India. Expand
Evaluation of Lectin-Expressing Transgenic Sugarcane Against Stalkborers (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): Effects on Life History Parameters
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Life table parameters showed that GNA at the level found in the transgenic diet negatively affected development and reproduction of E. loftini, whereas it had a nil to positive effect on development and reproduce of D. saccharalis. Expand
Evaluation of Serangium parcesetosum (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) as a biological control agent of the silverleaf whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae)
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The coccinellid predator from India, Serangium parcesetosum Sicard, is a promising biological control agent against the silverleaf whitefly because of its voracity in both immature and adult stages, and its apparent preference for whiteflies. Expand
Laboratory and Field Evaluations of Biorational Insecticides Against the Mexican Rice Borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and a Parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
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Comparisons between similar bioassays showed that Baythroid and tebufenozide were more toxic to E. loftini than to A. pyralophagus, suggesting that improvements must be made in application technology, or the biorational insecticides must be used in conjunction with other control agents, such as biological controls. Expand
Population Dynamics of the Citrus Leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), and Its Natural Enemies in Texas and Mexico
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Differences in P. citrella populations and those of its parasitoid complexes may be partially attributed to a hotter, drier climate in Texas than in Mexico. Expand
Influence of entomopathogenic fungi on Serangium parcesetosum (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), an important predator of whiteflies (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae)
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Analysis of cumulative predation showed that predators sprayed with P. fumosoroseus consumed prey at a rate similar to that of the controls, which was significantly higher than that of Predators sprayed with B. bassiana (approximately 60 prey daily per predator). Expand
Evaluation of the Quality of Four Commercially Available Natural Enemies
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The post-shipment quality of four species of natural enemies, Encarsia formosa Gahan, Trichogramma pretiosum Riley, Chrysoperla carnea, Chrysopidae, and Hippodamia convergens Guerin, was evaluated to provide customers an ''industry standard'' for the expected number ofnatural enemies in a given reproductive or other physiological period. Expand
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