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Eastern Hemlock Forests: Guidelines to Minimize the Impacts of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is the most shade-tolerant and long-lived tree species in Eastern North America. Its unsurpassed ability to tolerate low light enables it to form dense canopies and
Activity and residues of imidacloprid applied to soil and tree trunks to control hemlock woolly adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) in forests.
TLDR
Although precise relationships between residues and efficacy are elusive, it is clear that soil application of imidacloprid resulted in chronic residues in tissues and suppression of adelgid populations for > 2 yr.
Use of Early Ripening Cultivars to Avoid Infestation and Mass Trapping to Manage Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Vaccinium corymbosum (Ericales: Ericaceae)
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Use of early ripening highbush blueberry cultivars to avoid infestation and mass trapping were evaluated for managing spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), and significant linear reduction in infestation with increasing distance from the attractant trap suggests that traps are influencing fly behavior.
“Inert” Formulation Ingredients with Activity: Toxicity of Trisiloxane Surfactant Solutions to Twospotted Spider Mites (Acari: Tetranychidae)
TLDR
Researchers should include appropriate surfactant or formulation blank controls when testing insecticides or miticides, especially when using high spray volumes.
Stimulo-deterrent diversion: A concept and its possible application to onion maggot control
TLDR
It is made that using Stimulo-deterrent diversion along with soil insecticide might relax or even reverse selection for physiological resistance of D. antiqua to insecticides.
Sucrose Improves Insecticide Activity Against Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae)
ABSTRACT The addition of sucrose to insecticides targeting spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), enhanced lethality in laboratory, semifield, and field tests. In the laboratory,
Susceptibility of Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) to Pyrethroid Insecticides and to Insecticidal Dusts with or without Pyrethroid Insecticides
TLDR
Desiccant dusts, with their physical mode of action and long residual activity, appear to be superior to sprayable pyrethroid products for killing bed bugs.
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