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Behavioral Responses of Two Parasitic Wasp Species with Different Degree of Host Specificity to Host-Related Plant Volatiles 

Morawo, Tolulope (2013-11-08)
As an indirect defense to herbivore attack, plants release many types of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which guide parasitoids to their herbivore hosts. Plants may release constitutive volatiles or synthesize new ones ...

Harnessing the Capacity of PGPR With or Without AMF for Improved Plant Use Efficiency of Chemical Fertilizers and Organic Manure 

Adesemoye, Anthony (2009-05-15)
The basis for the application of fertilizers (manure and chemical) is to make up for soil nutrient deficiencies and maintain soil fertility towards improved crop yield. Fertilizers could exacerbate environmental problems ...

Influence of Endosymbionts in Mediating Plant Defense Responses to Herbivory by the Pea Aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum 

Piorkowski, Jill (2014-05-15)
Growing evidence suggests that symbiotic microbes that colonize different tissues and organs, known as endosymbionts, may influence the behavioral and physiological traits exhibited by insects as they interact with plants. ...

Phenology, Natural Enemies, and Management of Lepidopteran Pests of Cole Crops in Alabama 

Maxwell, Elly (2006-05-15)
This thesis first looks at the seasonal abundance of the three key pests of cole crops, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), diamondback moth; Trichoplusia ni (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), cabbage ...

Visual Miscuing of Thrips to Reduce the Incidence of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in Tomatoes 

Croxton, Scott (2008-05-15)
Greenhouse studies were conducted evaluating selected tempera paints to determine effects on yield and plant growth of tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum). Tempera paints (ColArt Americas Inc, Piscataway, NJ) evaluated were: ...

Visual, Acoustic, and Volatile Cues to Improve Performance of Trapping Ambrosia Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) 

Gorzlancyk, Austin (2013-11-11)
Three widely distributed species of ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), Xylosandrus germanus Blandford, Xylosandrus crassiusculus Motschulsky, and Cnestus mutilatus Blandford are introduced pests that ...