Bomford, M.K.; Vernon, R.S. and Pats, Peeter (2000) Aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) accumulation and distribution near fences designed for cabbage fly (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) exclusion. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia, 97, pp. 79-87.
Aphids accumulate near exclusion fences designed to intercept Delia radicum (L.) movement into fields. Aphid accumulations increase with fence height, but are not affected by fence overhang length. Overall aphid levels are higher in small (4.3 x 4.3 m) enclosed plots than in unenclosed plots. Enclosing large (38 x 38 m) plots does not alter overall aphid catches, but does alter aphid distribution within enclosures. In large enclosures aphid accumulations are higher at enclosure perimeters than interiors, with the highest accumulations near enclosure corners. This concentric distribution is not observed in unfenced areas, and is not altered by the addition of a trap crop inside an enclosure.
|EPrint Type:||Journal paper|
|Keywords:||Myzus persicae, Delia radicum, physical control|
|Subjects:|| Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection|
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
|Research affiliation:|| USA|
|Deposited By:||Bomford, Dr. Michael|
|Deposited On:||19 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:33|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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