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- Trumble, John T., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Crop protection 2013 v.54 pp. 84-91
- Bactericera cockerelli; Candidatus Liberibacter; Hemiptera; Triozidae; application methods; application timing; bacteria; crops; imidacloprid; irrigation; pathogens; peppers; pests; potatoes; rain; thiamethoxam; tomatoes; Texas
- ... Bactericera cockerelli is a pest on multiple solanaceous crop plants and is the sole vector for the bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter psyllaurous. When the pathogen is present, feeding by these psyllids results in ‘vein greening’ disease in peppers and tomatoes, and “zebra chip” disease in potatoes. Currently, management is based entirely on the application of pesticides, including two neonicotinoi ...