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Pollinator-mediated gene flow in and among fields of alfalfa produced for seed
Cross-pollination by bees is necessary for commercial alfalfa seed production. To maintain varietal purity in alfalfa, seed producers adhere to spatial isolation standards to minimize or prevent bee flight and subsequent ...
EPIGEAL INSECT COMMUNITIES & NOVEL PEST MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST HYBRID POPLAR PLANTATIONS
Hybrid poplars are a short rotation woody crop grown for a variety of target markets including paper pulp, saw timber, and biofuels in the Pacific Northwest. Development of pest control strategies within hybrid poplar ...
Itegrated Biological Control of Woolly Apple Aphid in Washington State
Woolly apple aphid
NATIVE HABITAT RESTORATION IN EASTERN WASHINGTON WINE VINEYARDS AS A PEST MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
Perennial crop systems such as wine grapes have begun using cover crops and hedgerows to increase beneficial insects and promote sustainable vineyard management in areas such as New Zealand and California. However, in arid ...
Phytoseiids as biological control agents of phytophagous mites in Washington apple orchards
The integrated mite management (IMM) program in Washington has depended on the biological control of spider mites provided by Galendromus occidentalis (Nesbitt). We explored methods of improving this program. A series of ...
USING NEW MOLECULAR TOOLS TO EXPLORE HOW ORGANIC FARMING IMPACTS TOP-DOWN AND BOTTOM-UP REGULATION OF POTATO HERBIVORES
Herbivorous agricultural pests are simultaneously threatened by predatory natural enemies and by toxic plant defenses. Both these “top down” and “bottom up” forces might be enhanced under organic farm management. For ...