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Invasion biology of spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii): a global perspective and future priorities
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It is concluded that particularly fruitful areas of research should include fundamental studies of its overwintering, host-use, and dispersal capabilities; as well as applied studies of alternative, cost-effective management techniques to complement insecticide use within the integrated pest management framework.
Impacts of Argentine ants on mealybugs and their natural enemies in California’s coastal vineyards
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The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, tends honeydew‐excreting homopterans and can disrupt the activity of their natural enemies, which is often cited for increases in homopteran densities; however, this mutualism may be only one of several effects of ant tending that alters insect densities.
Olive fruit fly: managing an ancient pest in modern times.
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It is suggested that numerous species exist that should be further investigated as control agents for olive fruit fly in the many climatic regimes where the pest is found.
First exploration of parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii in South Korea as potential classical biological agents
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Several of the South Korean parasitoid species have the potential for use in classical biological control and may contribute to the suppression of D. suzukii in the newly invaded regions.
Commercialization of Predators: Recent Lessons from Green Lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae: Chrosoperla)
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This paper aims to demonstrate the effectiveness, ecological benefits, and safety of biological control under commercial conditions, and the cost of mass-rearing and manipulating natural enemies and their increased use in pest management.
Vineyard managers and researchers seek sustainable solutions for mealybugs, a changing pest complex
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The mealybug pests and their natural enemies are reviewed to provide some clarification about current trends in biological control tactics and needed directions for future work.
Biology and Management of Mealybugs in Vineyards
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This chapter will cover only those mealybug species that have risen to the level of primary pest in vineyards, although their host range is diverse and many are pests of other agricultural crops and ornamental plants.
New controls investigated for vine mealybug
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Insect growth regulators and nicotine-based insecticides provide good alternative pesticides for use in some vineyards and ongoing studies on the augmentative release of natural enemies and mating disruption show promise, but commercial products are not yet available to growers.
Transmission of grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 by the vine mealybug (Planococcus ficus).
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Transmission parameters of GLRaV-3 by the vine mealybug showed that transmission of this virus occurs in a semipersistent manner and fills in important gaps in knowledge of leafroll virus transmission, which is critical for development of Leafroll disease management practices.
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