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Chemical Alternatives to Malathion for Controlling Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae), and Their Side Effects on Natural Enemies in Spanish Citrus Orchards
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A high Mediterranean fruit fly mortality was obtained for all baited insecticides except lambda-cyhalothrin, which caused the lowest mortality and showed a novel disabling effect on surviving Mediterranean fruitFly adults. Expand
Effect of ground-cover management on spider mites and their phytoseiid natural enemies in clementine mandarin orchards (II): Top-down regulation mechanisms
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This work has studied the dynamics of both tetranychid and phytoseiid mites in four commercial clementine mandarin orchards under three different ground cover management strategies and hypothesize that both natural enemies and plant resources play important regulatory roles. Expand
Efficacy of five selected acaricides against Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) and their side effects on relevant natural enemies occurring in citrus orchards.
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When considering both efficacy and side effects on beneficial arthropods, the best options would seem to be mineral oil, tebufenpyrad and clofentezine, however, it is urgent to complete testing of the side effects of the acaricides used in citrus. Expand
Effects of potato plants expressing a barley cystatin on the predatory bug Podisus maculiventris via herbivorous prey feeding on the plant
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No negative effects on survival and growth were observed when SSB nymphs were exposed to HvCPI-1 C68 → G by predation on either CPB or ECW larvae reared on transgenic potato plants expressing the barley cystatin, despite the fact that the inhibitor suppressed in vitro gut proteolysis of the predatory bug. Expand
The effects of different prey regimes on the proteolytic digestion of nymphs of the spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
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Results suggest that P. maculiventris nymphs may utilize enzymes from the prey they consume that may facilitate the process of digestion. Expand
Efficacy and economics of ground cover management as a conservation biological control strategy against Tetranychus urticae in clementine mandarin orchards
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Although the use of Festuca arundinacea as a cover crop did not reduce mite populations below the action threshold, the population decreases obtained made the adoption of this tactic a beneficial alternative both ecologically and economically. Expand
Economic threshold for Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) in clementine mandarins Citrus clementina
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The multivariate regressions highlighted the key role of phytoseiid mites and leaf flush patterns, which were negatively related to fruit damage, and the shortest sampling period that satisfactorily predicted fruit damage at harvest, extended from August to mid-October. Expand
Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in Tetranychus urticae and cross amplification in other Tetranychidae and Phytoseiidae species of economic importance
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The aim of this study was to increase the available molecular tools to gain insight into the genetic structure of T. urticae populations of citrus orchards, which might help in their management. Expand
Genetic structure of a phytophagous mite species affected by crop practices: the case of Tetranychus urticae in clementine mandarins
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It is concluded that crop management has an impact on the population genetics of T. urticae which may be related to the alternation of some acaricides under IPM. Expand
Changes in predation and parasitism of the citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) populations in Spain following establishment of Citrostichus phyllocnistoides
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The shift in the relative abundance of P. citrella larvae has prompted generalist predators to prey mostly on second instars and has contributed to the displacement of the native non-specific parasitoids, which principally utilize third instars, from the system. Expand
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