A modified slide-dip bioassay was used to survey and establish
baseline resistance levels in Psylla pyricola Foerster from
western Oregon orchards to four pesticides. Orchards selected in the
Hood River, Rogue River and Willamette Valleys spanned a wide range of
environmental and management conditions. During the study period of
Computer decision aids can help integrate and apply
diverse sources of information and expertise to problems of
integrated pest management (IPM) in agriculture and
forestry. AppleMgr combines a rule-based expert system with
databases and spreadsheets in a prototype decision aid
intended to be expanded and modified for use by extension...
During summer of 1998 and 1999, 34 and 10 vineyard sites, respectively, were sampled to assess spider mite pests and associated biological control by phytoseiid mites. Vineyards studied spanned five major valleys in western Oregon where grape production occurs. Leaf samples were taken from site perimeters and centers. One leaf...
E8,E10-dodecadien-1-ol, the primary component of the female sex pheromone of codling moth, Cydia pomonella L., has no attraction to male Oriental fruit moth (OFM), C. molesta (Busck). However, this compound when added to the OFM pheromone blend of Z8-dodecenyl acetate (85.5%), E8-dodecenyl acetate (5.5%), and Z8- dodecen -1 -ol (9.0%),...
Jerking, which we defined as a pronounced and often repeated lunging of the
entire body, was studied in larvae among seven species of phytoseiid mites, and in the
nymphal stages of Neoseiulus fallacis (Garman). This behavior was observed in all
active immature stages of N. fallacis, and in larvae of...
Intra- and interplant movement and dispersal of the predator mites Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor) and Neoseiulus fallacis (Garman) were studied on both lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) and apple (Malus pumila Miller) branch plant systems that were seeded with excess numbers of the spider mite Tetranychus urticae Koch. Individuals of either...
Specialist and generalist phytoseiid mites are widely used for biological
control of spider mites. Understanding dispersal attributes of these mites is
important to implementing more stable, cost-efficient integrated pest management.
In this regard, we studied dispersal of phytoseiid mites from a local ambulatory
phase of movement within a prey patch...
Interspecific predation and cannibalism and associated rates of oviposition were
assessed for adult female Metaseiulus occidentalis (Nesbitt) and Typhlodromus pyri
Scheuten when provided non-limiting amounts of either eggs, larvae, protonymphs, or
deutonymphs. Tests with all four stages of phytoseiids and larvae of Tetranychus urticae
Koch were carried out at 25°C....
We identified and evaluated a phytoseiid predator as a biological control agent of multiple spider mites pests that occur in ornamental nurseries. When comparing species, Neoseiulus fallacis (Garman) had a wider prey range than Galendromus occidentalis (Nesbitt), a higher probability of overwintering than Neoseiulus califomicus McGregor and was equally or...
Aggregation and species association of 9 species of phytophagous and
predaceous mites were studied for 6 yr in an orchard with 100, 2 m tall 'Red
Delicious' apple trees. To quantify aggregation, a method was developed that is
powerful, and easily interpreted. It relates the proportion of habitat occupied to...