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RESOURCE PARTITIONING BY PREDATORS IMPACTS INSECT COMMUNITIES
More-diverse consumer communities typically extract more resources, a phenomenon often attributed to resource partitioning. However, convincingly demonstrating this role of resource partitioning has been difficult. In some ...
Pollinator-mediated gene flow in and among fields of alfalfa produced for seed
Cross-pollination by bees is necessary for commercial alfalfa seed production. To maintain varietal purity in alfalfa, seed producers adhere to spatial isolation standards to minimize or prevent bee flight and subsequent ...
COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY OF POTATO PSYLLID, BACTERICERA COCKERELLI (HEMIPTERA: TRIOZIDAE) HAPLOTYPES
Zebra chip, a new and economically important disease of potato, is threatening potato production in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and New Zealand. The disease is associated with the bacterium `Candidatus ...
RECIPROCAL INTERACTIONS BETWEEN NON-VECTOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND AN INSECT-TRANSMITTED PLANT PATHOGEN
Plant viruses interact with arthropod vectors in complex ecosystems consisting of many different components. Non-vector insect herbivores and plant-mutualistic bacteria are often present in these systems, and may have ...
Diversity by design: Exploring the use of trap crops and companion plants to control Phyllotreta cruciferae, the crucifer flea beetle, in broccoli
The crucifer flea beetle (CFB),
EPIGEAL INSECT COMMUNITIES & NOVEL PEST MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST HYBRID POPLAR PLANTATIONS
Hybrid poplars are a short rotation woody crop grown for a variety of target markets including paper pulp, saw timber, and biofuels in the Pacific Northwest. Development of pest control strategies within hybrid poplar ...
PHEROMONE-BASED MONITORING OF Pseudococcus maritimus AND INTRA AND INTERSPECIFIC VECTOR EFFICIENCY OF Parthenolecanium corni AND Pseudococcus maritimus AMONG AND BETWEEN Vitis x labruscana L. AND Vitis vinifera
Grapes have a major economic impact on the state of Washington, which is the number one producer of Concord juice grapes in the United States and the second largest producer of wine grapes in the United States, after ...
Exploring consumption by two generalist hemipteran predators in potatoes using molecular gut content analysis and behavioral studies
Molecular gut-content analysis is an established and increasingly important approach for tracking arthropod predation in the field. Previously, it is difficult to know what hemipteran generalist predators consume because ...