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Abundance and Diversity of Urban Ant Species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and Water Relations of the Kudzu Bug (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) 

Benk, Gokhan (2019-10-22)
Insect pests are heterogeneous group of organisms characterized by the fact that they damage or otherwise adversely affect people or their property. These insects cause pain, annoyance, disfigurement, emotional distress, ...

Aedes Mosquitoes in Alabama – Population Dynamics and Sensitivity to Insecticides 

Wang, Yifan (2018-11-27)
The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is one of the most notorious day-biting species of mosquito in the world and can transmit approximately 26 diseases, including dengue, of which more than 50 million cases occur ...

Alabama Phenology Garden Project: Using Degree-days and Phenology to Predict Pest Activity 

Young, Raymond (2012-07-24)
Accurate prediction of pest activity is crucial crucial for maintaining a successful urban integrated pest management program. Plant phenology and growing degree days can be useful tools in tracking important pest stages ...

Alabama Rhinotermitidae: Nomenclature, Identification, Survey, and Phenology 

Stephen, Charles Donald Robert (2012-04-19)
Nomenclature, identification, distribution, and phenology of the subterranean termites (Rhinotermitidae) of Alabama were studied. Arguments are proposed for suppressing the names of four R. flavipes subspecies with reported ...

Alternative Strategies for Managing Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius) (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in Soybean 

Ademokoya, Blessing (2016-12-12)
Megacopta cribraria (F.) (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) commonly known as kudzu bug was introduced from Asia into Georgia, United States in 2009. Its distribution since then has expanded to 12 other states from Arkansas to ...

The Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Alabama 

Forster, Jason (2005-08-15)
This thesis presents the first statewide survey of the ant fauna of Alabama in over seventy years. Since the first state survey by L.C. Murphree (in the 1930’s) to present, 154 species have been reported. Fifty-nine of the ...

Aphid Vectors and Grass Hosts of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus and Cereal Yellow Dwarf Virus in Alabama and Western Florida 

Hadi, Buyung (2009-12-17)
Yellow Dwarf (YD) is a major disease problem of wheat in Alabama and is estimated to cause yield loss of 21-42 bushels per acre. The disease is caused by a complex of luteoviruses comprising two species and several strains, ...

Applied and Basic Aspects of Copper Interaction with Xylella fastidiosa 

Ge, Qing (2020-11-23)
Xylella fastidiosa, a gram-negative, xylem-limited plant pathogenic bacterium that causes severe diseases and asymptomatic colonization in more than 600 different plants worldwide, including many economically important ...

The Armored Scale Insects of Alabama (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) 

Waltman, Krystal (2008-08-15)
This thesis presents the most complete and up-to-date survey available for the armored scale insects of Alabama. Prior to this survey, the most current survey list available was completed in 1994 and included records of ...

Assessing Soil Microbial Populations and Activity Following the Use of Microbial Inoculants: Effects on Disease Suppressiveness and Soil Health 

Cadena, Marleny (2006-12-15)
In recent years, assessing use of microbial inoculants for promotion of plant growth has increased. Optimizing application frequency of PGPR is critical to achieving the maximum benefit from this technology. The study ...

Assessing the pollination contribution of bees within the southeastern United States 

Abbate, Anthony (2021-04-19)  ETD File Embargoed
Over 80% of the world’s flowering plants rely on animal pollinators, and approximately 75% of the world’s food crops depend on insect pollinators. Insects are crucial in the pollination of many cultivated and wild flowering ...

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 ...

Behavioral Toxicology of the Eastern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera:Rhinotermitidae) 

Quarcoo, Franklin (2009-08-14)
The eastern subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) is one of the most economically important termite species in the United States. Behavioral toxicology has become very relevant in the control of termites ...

Biological Control Potential of Spore-forming Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria Suppressing Meloidogyne incognita on Cotton and Heterodera glycines on Soybean 

Xiang, Ni (2016-12-09)
The objective of this study was to screen a library of PGPR strains to determine activity to plant-parasitic nematodes with the ultimate goal of identifying new PGPR strains that could be developed into biological nematicide ...

Biological control studies of reniform nematode in Alabama cotton crops 

Castillo, Juan D. (2012-08-02)
Rotylenchulus reniformis is the most important pathogen of cotton in the southeastern United States. Aldicarb, which is the most used nematicide in cotton production, will be retired from the market in 2018 by the EPA. ...

Biological Control Studies on the Reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis) on Cotton in Alabama. 

Castillo, Juan D. (2009-11-11)
Cotton production in the Southeastern United States is limited by the reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis) causing an estimated loss of $98,000.000 per year. Currently, management is based on crop rotation and use ...

Biology and Management of Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius) (Heteroptera: Plataspidae): A Recent Invader to The United States 

Golec, Julian (2014-11-06)
Identified as both an agricultural pest of soybean and a residential nuisance pest, Megacopta cribraria (F.) (Heteroptera: Plataspidae), is a recently invasive pest species to the southeastern United States. Isolated to a ...

Biology and management of the sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner), a new pest of sorghum, Sorghum bicolor (L.), in Alabama 

Pekarcik, Adrian (2016-12-19)
The sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner), emerged as a new pest of sorghum in Texas and Louisiana in 2013, and has since spread rapidly throughout the Southern United States. Management of sugarcane aphid is ...

Biology of Blaptica dubia (Blattodea: Blaberidae) 

Wu, Hao (2013-07-15)
The Dubia Cockroach, Blaptica dubia Serville, has become a popular food choice among amphibian and reptile enthusiasts. However, there has been little scientific research conducted on this species. My research consists of ...

Biology, Ecology, and Management of Key Pests of Satsuma Citrus in Alabama 

Xiao, Yingfang (2009-10-15)
Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marcovitch) production is an emerging industry in Alabama. Recent surveys identified Leptoglossus zonatus (leaffooted bug), Phyllocnistis citrella (citrus leafminer), and Panonychus citri ...