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Plant-quality effect on life-history parameters of the twospotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) on cotton
Rearing studies indicate a fitness advantage will accrue to mites developing on younger leaves, possibly because of the higher nitrogen content than in older leaves, according to a result of both the ability of mites to assess leaf quality and a likely positive phototaxis, which directs the mites toward younger leaves. Expand
Neonicotinoid resistance in Aphis gossypii Glover (Aphididae: Hemiptera) from Australian cotton
For the first time in Australian cotton, resistance to three neonicotinoids (acetamiprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam) in A. gossypii is documented via diagnostic discriminating concentration assays that were also associated with field control failure. Expand
Physiological Responses of Cotton to Two‐Spotted Spider Mite Damage
Investigation of the physiological response of cotton leaves to feeding damage by the two-spotted spider mite found the overall effect of mite damage on photosynthesis was greater than expected because undamaged areas surrounding those visibly damaged were also affected. Expand
An overview of integrated pest management (IPM) in north-eastern Australian grain farming systems: past, present and future prospects
The authors overview integrated pest management (IPM) in grain crops in north-eastern Australia, which is defined as the area north of latitude 32°S. Major grain crops in this region include theExpand
Integrated Pest Management: A Global Overview of History, Programs and Adoption
World-wide, integrated pest management (IPM) has become the accepted strategy for plant protection over the last five decades. Cotton growers in the Canete valley, Peru were amongst the first toExpand
'Phytophagous' thrips are facultative predators of twospotted spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) on cotton in Australia
The results show that phytophagous thrips eat mite eggs and that they are potentially important predators of spider mites in the field, especially given their abundance on young cotton and preference for inhabiting situations in which mite colonies are found. Expand
Advances with Integrated Pest Management as a component of sustainable agriculture: the case of the Australian cotton industry.
Insect pests represent a significant limitation for production of many crops. Traditional reliance on pesticides brings significant economic costs and environmental liabilities of off-target drift,Expand
Growth Analysis of Cotton Crops Infested with Spider Mites: I. Light Interception and Radiation‐Use Efficiency
The results suggest (i) some degree of compensatory photosynthesis at low to moderate levels of mite infestation, and (ii) reductions in RUE ofmite-infested cotton crops involved alterations in both canopy gas diffusion and metabolic activity. Expand
A Comparison of Arthropod Communities in Transgenic Bt and Conventional Cotton in Australia
It was found that the diversity or species richness of the beneficial communities was reduced in the sprayed crops at two sites, and the effects of these small differences in the transgenic and conventional communities should be monitored over the long-term to assess if any modifications to cotton management practices need to be made. Expand
The Present and Future Role of Insect-Resistant Genetically Modified Cotton in IPM
Transgenic cottons producing Cry toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) provide for control of lepidopteran pests and were first commercially grown in Australia, Mexico and the USA in 1996. As ofExpand