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From Asian curiosity to eruptive American pest: Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) and prospects for its biological control
Based on the available literature, the best option for an importation biological control program appears to be the platygastrid egg parasitoid Paratelenomus saccharalis (Dodd) because of its apparent host specificity, intimate biological linkages with M. cribraria, and wide geographic distribution in the Eastern Hemisphere. Expand
Weed Control and Crop Response to Glufosinate Applied to ‘PHY 485 WRF’ Cotton
Abstract Field experiments were conducted in Georgia to evaluate weed control and crop tolerance with glufosinate applied to ‘PHY 485 WRF®’ cotton. This glyphosate-resistant cotton also contains aExpand
Discovery and distribution of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Plataspidae) in northeast Georgia
In October 2009, large aggregations of Megacopta cribraria (F.) (Heteroptera: Plataspidae) were discovered on outside, perimeter walls of houses in northeast Georgia, prompting homeowners to contactExpand
Confirmed Distribution and Occurrence of Megacopta cribraria (F.) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Plataspidae) in the Southeastern United States
All life stages of the insect were observed only on kudzu and soybean which, to date, are the only confirmed reproductive host plants of M. cribraria in its expanded North American range. Expand
Frankliniella fusca resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides: an emerging challenge for cotton pest management in the eastern United States.
Estimates of neonicotinoid resistance indicate an emerging issue for management of F. fusca in the eastern United States, and significant variation in survivorship within states and regions indicated that finer-scale surveys were needed to determine factors driving resistance evolution. Expand
Assessing Stink Bug Resistance in Soybean Breeding Lines Containing Genes from Germplasm IAC-100
Stink bug densities varied between years; however, in the years when populations exceeded four per row-meter or six per 25 sweeps, there were more damaged soybean seeds (>25%) in the entries with higher stink bug numbers, including the IAC-100 and ‘Hutcheson’. Expand
Effect of Planting Date and Maturity Group on Soybean Yield Response to Injury by Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae)
It is indicated that early-placed soybean are at greater risk of yield loss from M. cribraria injury compared with later-planted soybean. Expand
Cover crop, rye residue and in‐furrow treatment effects on thrips
It is suggested that ground cover alone decreases thrips numbers and thrips damage in both cotton and peanuts and that a winter crimson clover cover and an in‐furrow treatment of DAP enhanced plant protection from thrips in cotton. Expand
Long-Term Empirical and Observational Evidence of Practical Helicoverpa zea Resistance to Cotton With Pyramided Bt Toxins
Bioassay data indicated that there was a range of Cry1Ac susceptibility across the southeastern United States, and it is probable that resistant populations are common because H. zea is resistant to cotton expressing pyramided Cry toxins. Expand
Within-Plant Distribution and Dynamics of Thrips Species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Cotton
Data indicate that mid- to late-season applications of neonicotinoid insecticides targeting other insect pests will intensify selection pressure for resistance on F. fusca, the primary pest of seedling cotton. Expand