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Exposure of arthropod predators to Cry1Ab toxin in Bt maize fields
Abstract.  1. To assess the risks of an insect‐resistant transgenic plant for non‐target arthropods, it is important to investigate the exposure of non‐target species to the transgene product.Expand
Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Greenhouse Crops
The most important viruses emerging in economically important vegetable greenhouse crops including pepper, tomato and cucurbit species are described. Expand
The Present and Future Role of Insect-Resistant Genetically Modified Maize in IPM
Traditional management of maize insects and the opportunities and challenges presented by GM maize are considered as they relate to current and future insect-resistant products. Expand
Abundance of non-target pests in transgenic Bt-maize: A farm scale study
Results indicate that Bt- maize does not have a negative impact on the non-target maize biocenosis at the farm scale and may have affected the availability of prey for polyphagous predators such as Orius sp. Expand
Functional Response of Four Heteropteran Predators Preying on Greenhouse Whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) and Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
It is concluded that D. tamaninii may have a good action in the control of both greenhouse white fly and western flower thrips, whereas M. caliginosus and both Orius species may be slower in controlling whitefly and be similarly efficient in consuming western flower thriveps. Expand
The impact of nitrogen fertilization of tomato on feeding site selection and oviposition by Trialeurodes vaporariorum
It is concluded that whitefly host selection for feeding and ovipositing are related to differences in nitrogen and water content of the host plant. Expand
No effects of Bacillus thuringiensis maize on nontarget organisms in the field in southern Europe: a meta-analysis of 26 arthropod taxa
A meta-analysis of the results of 13 independent field trials conducted in Spain reinforces the conclusion that Bt maize has no effect on the most common herbivore, predatory and parasitoid arthropods found in the maize ecosystems of southern Europe. Expand
Transgenic Bt maize and Rhopalosiphum padi (Hom., Aphididae) performance
Abstract.  1. The population abundance and age structure of Rhopalosiphum padi, one of the most common maize aphid species, on transgenic Bt (expressing the Cry1Ab protein) and non‐Bt isogenic maizeExpand
Predatory capacity of two mirid bugs preying on Bemisia tabaci
The present study aimed to examine the potential of D. tamaninii and M. caliginosus for biological control of B. tabaci when this species coexists with T. vaporariorum and to determine prey preference of the predators under these circumstances. Expand
Predatory fauna in cornfields and response to imidacloprid seed treatment.
Comparing predator composition and abundance in treated and untreated cornfields during the 5 yr, the impact of imidacloprid seed treatment on predatory fauna was assessed and Heteroptera was more drastically reduced by the imidcloprid, but the effect varied with the year. Expand