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The sublethal effects of pesticides on beneficial arthropods.
The different types of sublethal effects on beneficial arthropods, focusing mainly on honey bees and natural enemies, are characterized, and the methods used in these studies are described. Expand
Biological invasion of European tomato crops by Tuta absoluta: ecology, geographic expansion and prospects for biological control
A review of information on the invasion by T. absoluta, its ecology, and potential management strategies, including data that may help the implementation of efficient biological control programs, indicates an urgent need for efficient and sustainable management methods. Expand
Ecology and management of the soybean aphid in North America.
- D. Ragsdale, D. Landis, J. Brodeur, G. Heimpel, N. Desneux
- Biology, Medicine
- Annual review of entomology
- 7 January 2011
The keys to sustainable management of this pest include understanding linkages between the soybean aphid and other introduced and native species in a landscape context along with continued development of aphid-resistant varieties. Expand
The invasive South American tomato pinworm, Tuta absoluta, continues to spread in Afro-Eurasia and beyond: the new threat to tomato world production
The available information on the current distribution of T. absoluta in the world is updated and the threat represented by the rapid spread is described, how this pest is going to change world tomato production is described. Expand
Invasion biology of spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii): a global perspective and future priorities
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. Expand
Ecology, Worldwide Spread, and Management of the Invasive South American Tomato Pinworm, Tuta absoluta: Past, Present, and Future.
The South American tomato pinworm, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), is native to the western Neotropics and has become a major threat to world tomato production. Expand
Using organic-certified rather than synthetic pesticides may not be safer for biological control agents: selectivity and side effects of 14 pesticides on the predator Orius laevigatus.
The results showed that the pesticides greatly differed in their toxicity, both in terms of lethal and sub lethal effects, as well as in their persistence, and abamectin was the most noxious and persistent, and was classified as harmful up to 14 d after the treatment. Expand
Natural enemies of the South American moth, Tuta absoluta, in Europe, North Africa and Middle East, and their potential use in pest control strategies
Among the recovered indigenous natural enemies, only few parasitoid species, namely, some eulophid and braconid wasps, and especially mirid predators, have promising potential to be included in effective and environmentally friendly management strategies for the pest in the newly invaded areas. Expand
Suppression of Population Growth of the Soybean Aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura, by Predators: The Identification of a Key Predator and the Effects of Prey Dispersion, Predator Abundance, and…
The effect of natural enemies and abiotic factors on the growth of soybean aphid populations in 2004 and 2005 was identified using field surveys and cage exclusion techniques and there was a significant negative relationship between aphid population growth and O. insidiosus abundance. Expand
The non-target impact of spinosyns on beneficial arthropods.
- A. Biondi, V. Mommaerts, G. Smagghe, E. Viñuela, L. Zappalà, N. Desneux
- Biology, Medicine
- Pest management science
- 1 December 2012
A thorough review of possible risks of spinosad and novel spinosyns (such as spinetoram) to beneficial arthropods (notably natural enemies and pollinators) is provided, and the acute lethal effect and multiple sublethal effects have been identified in almost all arthropod groups studied. Expand