Robert M. McPherson

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A transgenic line of the soybean 'Jack', Glycine max (L.) Merrill, expressing a synthetic cry1Ac gene from Bacillus thuringiensis variety kurstaki (Jack-Bt), was evaluated for resistance to four lepidopteran pests in the field. Jack-Bt and genotypes serving as susceptible and resistant controls were planted in field cages and artificially infested with(More)
Two soybean varieties (early-maturing group V and late-maturing group VII) and two cotton varieties (conventional and transgenic (Bt) were grown in adjacent replicated large field plots (approximately 0.1 ha each) at two locations for 3 yr. The dynamics and relative abundance of phytophagous stink bugs within these two crops were observed. The most abundant(More)
Sixty-five soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merr., breeding lines containing the stink bug resistant 'IAC-100' in their pedigrees were evaluated for their resistance to stink bug, primarily southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula L., feeding in replicated field trials from 2001 to 2005. Plots were sampled throughout the season for stink bug abundance, and, at(More)
Sixty-five soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merrill, breeding lines containing 'IAC-100' in their pedigrees were evaluated for their resistance to lepidopteran defoliation in replicated field trials during 2001-2005. Three soybean cultivars, IAC-100 (with resistance to stink bug [Hemiptera: Pentatomidael feeding), 'Dillon', and 'Hutcheson', also were included in(More)
Using primers from conserved regions, the nucleocapsid (Nc) gene sequences of naturally occurring tomato spotted wilt tospovirus (TSWV) isolates from flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) grown in several Georgia counties were amplified by immunocapture-reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. The resulting amplicons were cloned and sequenced.(More)
Conventional soybean weed management and transgenic herbicide-tolerant management were examined to assess their effects on soybean insect pest populations in south Georgia in 1997 and 1998. Soybean variety had very little impact on the insect species observed, except that maturity group effects were observed for stink bug, primarily Nezara viridula (L.),(More)
The influence of tray drench (TD) treatments, with and without foliar applications of the plant activator acibenzolar-S-methyl (Actigard), was examined in replicated field plots in 2000--2002. TD treatments of Actigard, imidacloprid (Admire), and these two products combined had little effect on seasonal mean thrips populations; however, thrips densities(More)
The relative impacts of early season thrips exclusion (cages) and thrips suppression (pesticides) on tomato spotted wilt (family Bunyaviridae, genus Tospovirus, TSW) Tospovirus infection in flue-cured tobacco, Nicotiana tobaccum L., were examined in field trials in 2001-2004. There were fewer TSW symptomatic plants when plants were covered by exclusion(More)
S OF PRESENTATIONS ON PLANT PROTECTION ISSUES AT THE XTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VIROLOGY August 11-16, 1996 Binyanei haOoma, Jerusalem, Israel Part2* Plenary Lectures X" ANTIVIRAL AGENTS FROM PLANT SOURCES (PLANT EXTRACTS; PROTEINS) (continued) Eff i cacy o f T r a d i t i o n a l H e r b a l Medic ines o n H e r p e s V i r u s In fec t ion in vitro a n(More)
Transgenic lines of soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merrill, expressing a synthetic cry1A gene (tic107) from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), were evaluated in screenhouse and conventional field trials for efficacy against lepidopteran pests. In screenhouse trials, Bt soybean and negative checks (isogenic segregants and parental lines) were evaluated against(More)