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Disentangling higher trophic level interactions in the cabbage aphid food web using high-throughput DNA sequencing
(Pensoft Publishers, 2017-10-18)
The lack of understanding of complex food-web interactions has been a major gap in the history of biological control. In particular, a better understanding of the functioning of pest food-webs and how they vary between ...
Ecological and pest-management implications of sex differences in scarab landing patterns on grape vines
Background: Melolonthinae beetles, comprising different white grub species, are a globally-distributed pest group. Their larvae feed on roots of several crop and forestry species, and adults can cause severe defoliation. ...
Intensified agriculture favors evolved resistance to biological control
(National Academy of Sciences, 2017-04-11)
Increased regulation of chemical pesticides and rapid evolution of pesticide resistance have increased calls for sustainable pest management. Biological control offers sustainable pest suppression, partly because evolution ...
An improved method to produce adults of Costelytra zealandica White (Coleoptera: Melolothinae) from field-collected larvae
(Entomological Society of New Zealand, 2017)
Rearing techniques provide a unique opportunity to study aspects of insect ecology, behaviour and physiology. Both the larval and adult stages in Melolonthinae scarabs have important impacts on crop and pasture yields worldwide. ...