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- Rirai, N., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of economic entomology 2009 v.102 no.6 pp. 2265-2267
- insect pests; Bemisia tabaci; plant pests; horticultural crops; host preferences; host plants; plant morphology; seedlings; vapor pressure; water stress; leaves; thickness; stress tolerance; cucumbers; Cucumis sativus; seedling production; insect control; new methods; host seeking
- ... We investigated the effects of morphological characteristics of cucumber, Cucumis sativus L., seedlings grown at different vapor pressure deficits (VPDs) on initial colonization of whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) biotype B. The seedlings were grown at a VPD of 3.8 or 0.4 kPa for 9 d at 30°C under a photoperiod of 12:12 (L:D) h. Pairs of seedlings, one grown at high VPD ...