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Multitrophic interactions and management of the diamondback moth: a review.
Field-based studies with the diamondback moth tritrophic system in Cameron Highlands of Malaysia: Implications for pest management
A brief chronological history of the management of Plutella xylotsella L. in the Cameron Highlands to date is presented, including recent evidence for resistance to selective insecticides (Bacillus… Expand
The paradox of overlapping micronutrient risks and benefits obligates risk/benefit analysis.
- R. Verkerk
- 28 November 2010
With risk analysis methods in the process of being deployed by European authorities for the purpose of limiting maximum dosages of vitamin and mineral supplements across the European Union (EU),… Expand
Evidence for Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) subsp. kurstaki HD-1, Bt subsp. aizawai and Abamectin in Field Populations of Plutella xylostella from Malaysia
The efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) subsp. kurstaki HD-1 ('Dipel'®; Btk; CryIA and CryII) and Bt. subsp. aizawai ('Florbac'®; Bta; CryIA and CryIC) was assessed against larvae from various… Expand
The potential for manipulating crop–pest–natural enemy interactions for improved insect pest management
This review identifies key ways in which manipulations of the crop environment based on detailed understanding of tritrophic interactions can contribute to improvements in the control of insect… Expand
Differential effects of the acylurea insect growth regulator teflubenzuron on the adults of two endolarval parasitoids of Plutella xylostella, Cotesia plutellae and Diadegma semiclausum
The acylurea chitin synthesis inhibitor, teflubenzuron ('Nomolt'(R)' SC) showed no apparent activity against adult males of Diadegma semiclausum Hellen or Cotesia plutellae Kurdj. when applied to… Expand
Biological activity of neem seed kernel extracts and synthetic azadirachtin against larvae of Plutella xylostella L
The activity of two neem extracts, AZT and NEEM-AZAL (containing 30 and 3 mg azadirachtin ml−1 respectively) and synthetic azadirachtin (AZ) against second-instar larvae (L2) of Plutella xylostella… Expand
Integration of chemical and biological control systems for arthropods : evaluation in a multitrophic context
The methods used to evaluate and categorise the effects of pesticides on beneficial arthropods are reviewed, including the potential significance of indirect, ‘sub-lethal’ activity and the importance… Expand
Aphids on cabbage: tritrophic and selective insecticide interactions
Laboratory-based experiments are presented involving two aphid sepcies ( Myzus persicae Sulzer, a generalist and Brevicoryne brassicae Linnaeus, a crucifer specialist), and the predatory gall midge,… Expand