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Abundance and natural control of the woolly aphid Eriosoma lanigerum in an Australian apple orchard IPM program
Woolly aphid (Eriosoma lanigerum Hausmann) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), was monitored over three growing seasons (1995--1998) to assess its abundance and management under apple IPM programs at Bathurst onExpand
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Effects of age, season and genetics on semen and sperm production in Apis mellifera drones
Adult drone honey bees from 4 Australian breeding lines were reared under similar conditions and examined for semen and sperm production when 14, 21 and 35 days old, during spring, summer and autumn.Expand
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Alternative food sources of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
Summary The small hive beetle (SHB) is a parasite and scavenger of honey bee colonies, but may also be able to exploit alternative food sources. We conducted experiments to shed further light on theExpand
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The Australian stingless bee industry: a follow-up survey, one decade on
Summary In 2010, an online survey was conducted to assess the current status of the Australian stingless bee industry and its recent development. This was a follow-up survey conducted approximatelyExpand
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Acaricidal and Cytotoxic Activities of Extracts from Selected Genera of Australian Lamiaceae
Abstract Crude foliar extracts of 67 species from six subfamilies of Australian Lamiaceae were screened by whole organism contact toxicity on the polyphagous mite Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari:Expand
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The alternative Pharaoh approach: stingless bees mummify beetle parasites alive
Workers from social insect colonies use different defence strategies to combat invaders. Nevertheless, some parasitic species are able to bypass colony defences. In particular, some beetle nestExpand
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Influence of honey bee (Apis mellifera) on kiwifruit pollination and fruit quality under Australian conditions
Abstract The influence of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) pollination of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa (A.Chev.) C.F. Liang et A.R. Ferguson) under different pollination regimes (viz. honey beeExpand
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First report ofColletotrichum acutatum andC. gloeosporioides causing leaf spots of olives (Olea europaea) in Australia
We report the occurrence ofColletotrichum acutatum andC. gloeosporioides on leaves of olives (Olea europaea) for the first time in Australia.
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Small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, populations II: Dispersal of small hive beetles
Small hive beetles (= SHB), Aethina tumida, are parasites and scavengers of honeybee colonies and actively disperse for host finding. We investigated the re-infestation levels of SHB-free coloniesExpand
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Alternative control of Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) with lime and diatomaceous earth
Aiming at alternative small hive beetle control, slaked lime, powdered limestone and diatomaceous earth (Fossil Shield® FS 95, FS 90.0 and FS 90.0s) were evaluated for their effects on pupation andExpand
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