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Development of edible bioactive coating based on modified chitosan for increasing the shelf life of strawberries
Abstract For increasing the shelf life of strawberries during storage, bioactive coatings were applied using modified polysaccharides of chitosan. First, antimicrobial tests were performed withExpand
Pest Control: Caffeine as a repellent for slugs and snails
It is discovered that solutions of caffeine are effective in killing or repelling slugs and snails when applied to foliage or the growing medium of plants. Expand
Distribution of Parmarion cf. martensi (Pulmonata: Helicarionidae), a New Semi-Slug Pest on Hawai‘i Island, and Its Potential as a Vector for Human Angiostrongyliasis1
The transmission potential of this species may be higher than that for other slugs and snails in Hawai‘i because of the high prevalence of infection, worm burdens, and its greater association with human habitations, increasing the possibility of human-mollusk interactions. Expand
Limonene, a Citrus Extract, for Control of Mealybugs and Scale Insects
Limonene has promise as a safe, natural pesticide for insect pests on tolerant plants and caused no damage to ornamentals with thick, waxy leaves, such as palms, cycads, and orchids. Expand
Prevalence of Neozygites fresenii (Entomophthorales: Neozygitaceae) on Cotton Aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae) in Arkansas Cotton
This is the first area–wide multiyear survey for prevalence rates of Nezygites fresenii (Nowakowski) Batko, an important natural enemy of the cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover, in Arkansas and showed a significant trend for a decrease in prevalence rates from south to north in both years. Expand
Aerial Spores of Neozygites fresenii (Entomophthorales: Neozygitaceae): Density, Periodicity, and Potential Role in Cotton Aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) Epizootics
Densities of primary conidia of Neozygites fresenii (Nowakowski) Batko in the air over cotton fields during epizootics in the cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover showed a clear diel periodicity. Expand
Responses of Arkansas populations of tarnished plant bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae) to insecticides, and tolerance differences between nymphs and adults
Tarnished plant bugs, Lygus linelaris (Palisot de Beauvois), collected from 4 sites in Arkansas were tested for susceptibility to 4 insecticides, and nymphs and adults were subjected to vial bioassays on insecticide tolerances. Expand
Adelgid host interactions with special reference to the balsam woolly adelgid in North America
The objective of this paper is to provide a synthesis of the current knowledge of the interactions of the balsam woolly adelgid, Adelges piceae (an introduced pest), and its North American hosts in the form of an hypothesis regarding host tolerance for the balam woollies. Expand
Repellency of Essential Oils to Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) as Affected by Type of Oil and Polymer Release
The use of repellent oils with polymers that extend their repellency may prove useful for both pre- and postharvest applications in flower crops. Expand
Balsam woolly adelgid (Homoptera: Adelgidae) and spruce-fir decline in the southern Appalachians: assessing pest relevance in a damaged ecosystem
It is hypothesize that lower pressure potentials increase the rate of cavitation (gas-filling) of sapwood tracheids, thereby accelerating heartwood formation, and if this hypothesis is correct, adelgid attack causes loss of functional sapwood both directly and indirectly. Expand