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Large-scale deployment of seed treatments has driven rapid increase in use of neonicotinoid insecticides and preemptive pest management in US field crops.
Neonicotinoids are the most widely used class of insecticides worldwide, but patterns of their use in the U.S. are poorly documented, constraining attempts to understand their role in pest managementExpand
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Biology, Ecology, and Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
Brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys Stal, is an invasive, herbivorous insect species that was accidentally introduced to the United States from Asia. First discovered in Allentown, PA, inExpand
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Herbivore exploits orally secreted bacteria to suppress plant defenses
Significance The role of herbivore-associated microbes in modifying plant defenses has received scant attention. The Colorado potato beetle secretes symbiotic bacteria to wounds to manipulate plantExpand
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A framework for evaluating ecosystem services provided by cover crops in agroecosystems
Cropping systems that provide ecosystem services beyond crop production are gaining interest from farmers, policy makers and society at large, yet we lack frameworks to evaluate and manage forExpand
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Gall insects can avoid and alter indirect plant defenses.
Parasitic species can dramatically alter host traits. Some of these parasite-induced changes can be considered adaptive manipulations that benefit the parasites. Gall-inducing insects are parasitesExpand
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Genotypically diverse cultivar mixtures for insect pest management and increased crop yields
Summary 1. In modern crop production, each plant is often nearly genetically identical to its neighbours, allowing insect pests and pathogens to move easily from plant to plant and decimate cropExpand
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Bee nutrition and floral resource restoration.
Bee-population declines are linked to nutritional shortages caused by land-use intensification, which reduces diversity and abundance of host-plant species. Bees require nectar and pollen floralExpand
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Seeds of Change: Corn Seed Mixtures for Resistance Management and Integrated Pest Management
ABSTRACT The use of mixtures of transgenic insecticidal seed and nontransgenic seed to provide an in-field refuge for susceptible insects in insect-resistance-management (IRM) plans has beenExpand
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EDITOR'S CHOICE: Neonicotinoid insecticide travels through a soil food chain, disrupting biological control of non‐target pests and decreasing soya bean yield
Summary Neonicotinoids are the most widely used insecticides world-wide, but their fate in the environment remains unclear, as does their potential to influence non-target species and the roles theyExpand
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Macronutrient ratios in pollen shape bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) foraging strategies and floral preferences
Significance Bees pollinate the majority of flowering plant species, including agricultural crops. The pollen they obtain is their main protein and lipid source that fuels development andExpand
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