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NATURAL ENEMIES OF CITRUS RED MITE (PANONYCHUS CITRI) IN CITRUS ORCHARDS
Citrus red mite (CRM) populations can reach high levels in citrus orchards after the application of broad-spectrum pesticides to control other pests. It is important to know which are the key… Expand
Temperature development and damage rates of onion thrips.
Bulb damage caused by onion thrips (Thrips tabaci, Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is a serious problem in New Zealand stored export onions. Understanding the relationships between insect development rates,… Expand
DISTRIBUTION AND NEW HOST RECORDS FOR COSMOSPORA AURANTIICOLA AND COSMOSPORA FLAMMEA: ENTOMOPATHOGENS OF DIASPIDIDAE IN NEW ZEALAND
Adventive armoured scale insects (Diaspididae) are of particular concern in New Zealand horticulture due to their polyphagous nature, the damage they can cause, and their implications in biosecurity.… Expand
Effect of ethanol vapor treatments on lightbrown apple moth larval mortality and ‘Braeburn’ apple fruit characterization
Abstract Apples infested with 5th instar lightbrown apple moth larvae, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker), were exposed to ethanol vapor treatments at ambient (20 °C) and at low-temperatures (0.5 °C). The… Expand
Efficacy of insecticides against the tomato/potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli)
Adult and nymphal life stages of the tomato/potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli; TPP) cause damage to the host plants and transmit the bacterial pathogen 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum'.… Expand
The potential of using low oxygen and ethyl formate or ethyl acetate to disinfest fresh fruit in storage
- L. Jamieson, N.E.M. Page-Weir, A. Chhagan, P. G. Connolly, J. Poulton, A. M. Kean
- 8 January 2013
Low oxygen and/or 'generally recognised as safe' (GRAS)/food additive (FA) treatments in combination with cool storage have the potential to disinfest a range of commodities of various pests. This… Expand
Establishment of Thripobius javae (=semiluteus) in New Zealand.
The potential of ethyl formate + carbon dioxide to control a range of horticultural pests
Ethyl formate (EF) is a 'generally recognised as safe' (GRAS) compound that can be applied as a fumigant to disinfest fresh produce. This paper reports initial research to determine the dose… Expand
A SURVEY OF ARMOURED SCALE INSECTS ON KIWIFRUIT SHELTER
Scale infested kiwifruit continues to be a problem despite regular monitoring and spraying. Shelterbelt trees may be a source of scale insect infestations in kiwifruit vines. A survey of armoured… Expand
The tolerance of tomato potato psyllid life stages to ethyl formate
Methyl bromide fumigation became mandatory for capsicums and truss tomatoes exported to Australia after tomato potato psyllid (TPP) was detected in 2006 in New Zealand. Methyl bromide detrimentally… Expand