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- Spurgeon D. W., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Southwestern entomologist 2012 v.37 no.4 pp. 449-457
- Beauveria bassiana; Lygus hesperus; adults; conidia; crops; disinfestation; exposure duration; fecundity; germination; insects; irradiation; mortality; pathogens; pests; risk; sterilizing; ultraviolet radiation; vigor; United States
- ... The western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus Knight, is an important pest of crops in the western U.S. Research on the biology of L. hesperus often relies on access to healthy insects from laboratory cultures. However, maintenance of colony vigor often requires periodic introductions of field-collected specimens or re-initiation of the colony. Either approach poses a risk of introducing disease ...
- Spurgeon D. W., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Plant disease 2011 v.95 no.8 pp. 967-976
- cotton; cultivars; clay soils; Gossypium hirsutum; fungal diseases of plants; 1,3-dichloropropene; Gossypium barbadense; disease control; chloropicrin; soil treatment; plant pathogenic fungi; disease resistance; metam; soil fumigation; soil solarization; Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum; mortality; methyl bromide
- ... Fusarium wilt, caused by race 4 of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum, is a critically important disease problem in California cotton (Pima, Gossypium barbadense; Upland, G. hirsutum). Because few cultivars with resistance to race 4 are available, alternative management strategies for this disease are needed. Four soil treatments (50:50 methyl-bromide + chloropicrin as a positive control; 60:40 ...