Pre-planting inoculation for early establishment of Dicyphus bolivari and D. errans on tomatoes

@article{Madeira2018PreplantingIF,
  title={Pre-planting inoculation for early establishment of Dicyphus bolivari and D. errans on tomatoes},
  author={Filipe Madeira and Eva Edo and Samuel Sossai and J Callizo and Ramon Albajes},
  journal={BioControl},
  year={2018},
  volume={64},
  pages={33-41}
}
Slow establishment and risks of plant damage are major constraints for the use of the predatory mirid bugs that are commercially available for release in greenhouse crops. Therefore, a new interest has turned towards two predatory Dicyphus species (Heteroptera: Miridae) that have been investigated in the past but have not been used commercially in augmentative biological control. We assessed their development duration and survival at temperature and day length of summer and winter conditions… Expand
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