• Issue

    Pest Management Science: Volume 80, Issue 4

    i, 1663-2209
    April 2024

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  • Pages: i
  • First Published: 11 March 2024
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The cover image is based on the Research Article Physiological and behavioral basis of diamondback moth Plutella xylostella migration and its association with heat stress by Fan Yang et al., https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.7904.

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  • Pages: 1663-1669
  • First Published: 11 March 2024

Perspective

What is the value of rotations to insecticide resistance management?

  • Pages: 1671-1680
  • First Published: 03 January 2024
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We compare rotations with other strategies of sequences, mosaics and mixtures under the resistance-management principle of multiple attack. We argue that rotations delay resistance through the alternative resistance-management principle of moderation, clarifying how rotations and mixtures are complementary strategies of resistance risk management.

Research Articles

Transgenerational hormesis and sublethal effects of five key insecticides for controlling Spodoptera frugiperda on its endoparasitoid Cotesia marginiventris

  • Pages: 1681-1691
  • First Published: 27 November 2023
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Five key insecticides, including two biological agents for controlling fall armyworm, at sublethal concentrations can induce the transgenerational hormesis and sublethal effect on its endoparasitoid Cotesia marginiventris. In particular, the insecticides increased the parasitic capacity and reduced the female ratio in the two consecutive generations of the parasitoid.

Open Access

Assessing the sterility and quality of gamma-irradiated pepper weevils, Anthonomus eugenii (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), toward the development of the sterile insect technique

  • Pages: 1692-1701
  • First Published: 23 November 2023
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Pepper weevil were treated with gamma radiation at the pupal stage to investigate its impact on reproduction and quality. Male and female pepper weevils irradiated with 110 Gy as late-stage pupae were effectively sterilized and also had decreased fecundity, longevity and spontaneous flight activity.

Disruption of semiochemical-mediated movement by the immature Trogoderma variabile Baillon and Trogoderma inclusum Le Conte (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) after exposure to long-lasting insecticide-incorporated netting

  • Pages: 1702-1716
  • First Published: 27 November 2023
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The aim of this study was to assess whether exposure to long-lasting insecticide netting (LLIN) disrupts the normal chemotactic behavior of Trogoderma variabile and Trogoderma inclusum larval movement in the presence of food kairomones (e.g., flour) and pheromones (e.g., (Z)-14-methyl-8-hexadecenal). Generally, the olfaction and orientation of larval dermestids were affected after exposure to LLIN in a species-linked fashion compared to control netting.

1,2,4-Triazole benzamide derivative TPB against Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici as a novel dual-target fungicide inhibiting ergosterol synthesis and adenine nucleotide transferase function

  • Pages: 1717-1727
  • First Published: 27 November 2023
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As a novel 1,2,4-triazole benzoyl arylamine derivative, TPB exhibited excellent antifungal activity against Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici (Ggt) by inhibiting ergosterol synthesis and destroying adenine nucleotide transferase (ANT) function. So, TPB was a duel-target active compounds.

Cell wall-localized Bt protein endows rice high resistance to Lepidoptera pests

  • Pages: 1728-1739
  • First Published: 27 November 2023
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Cell wall-localized Bt protein endows rice high resistance to Lepidoptera pests (Hua Li, Lihua Deng, Lvshui Weng, Jinjiang Li, Wenbin Hu, Jianghui Yu, Youlun Xiao, Guoying Xiao*): We expressed a fusion protein in rice cells that constructed from extracellular secretion signal peptide, Bt protein Cry1Ca and carbohydrate binding module, and demonstrated that the fusion protein was accumulated on cell walls, endowing rice high resistance to Lepidoptera pests without bringing unintended effects.

Pyramiding BPH genes in rice maintains resistance against the brown planthopper under climate change

  • Pages: 1740-1750
  • First Published: 28 November 2023
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Pyramiding rice lines can effectively sustain insect resistance under various climate change scenarios. However, it is crucial to recognize that different combinations of pyramiding genes elicit diverse responses.

Physiological and behavioral basis of diamondback moth Plutella xylostella migration and its association with heat stress

  • Pages: 1751-1760
  • First Published: 27 November 2023
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Emigrant populations of Plutella xylostella had a higher take-off proportion, stronger flight capacity and greater energy reserves compared to residents, and increased temperature above 30 °C triggered their migratory propensity.

MicroRNA PC-5p-3991_515 mediates triflumezopyrim susceptibility in the small brown planthopper through regulating the post-transcriptional expression of P450 CYP417A2

  • Pages: 1761-1770
  • First Published: 28 November 2023
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In the present study, we reported that a novel microRNA PC-5p-3991_515 was involved in the post-transcriptional regulation of CYP417A2 and mediated the triflumezopyrim susceptibility in the small brown planthopper (SBPH), Laodelphax striatellus (Fallén).

Harvest load transfer sites influence sugarcane billbug (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) spatiotemporal injury in sugarcane

  • Pages: 1771-1778
  • First Published: 30 November 2023
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Sugarcane fallen stalks surrounding harvest load transfer sites influence Sphenophorus levis injury distribution.

Honokiol inhibits Botryosphaeria dothidea, the causal pathogen of kiwifruit soft rot, by targeting membrane lipid biosynthesis

  • Pages: 1779-1794
  • First Published: 29 November 2023
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Honokiol blocks lipid synthesis in the membrane of Botryosphaeria dothidea, mainly resulting in severe cell membrane dysfunction and ultimately interfering with the normal physiological function of hyphae.

Open Access

How generalist insect herbivores respond to alien plants? The case of Aphis fabaeMyzus persicaeRhododendron ponticum

  • Pages: 1795-1801
  • First Published: 30 November 2023
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In this study, we compared the potential colonization of the invasive Pontic rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum L.) versus the common rearing host plants by two generalist aphid species (Aphis fabae and Myzus persicae). Despite their ability to feed on this invasive plant, the two aphid species hardly survived and poorly reproduced.

Resistance to the DMI fungicide mefentrifluconazole in Monilinia fructicola: risk assessment and resistance basis analysis

  • Pages: 1802-1811
  • First Published: 29 November 2023
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Mefentrifluconazole exhibited excellent activity against Monilinia fructicola. The resistance risk of M. fructicola to mefentrifluconazole is low-to-medium. Point mutation G461S in MfCYP51 could confer mefentrifluconazole resistance.

Low concentrations of selenium nanoparticles enhance the performance of a generalist parasitoid and its host, with no net effect on host suppression

  • Pages: 1812-1820
  • First Published: 30 November 2023
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Although high doses (>100 mg L−1) induced mortality in the parasitoid Anisopteromalus calandrae, low-dose selenium nanoparticles had a hormetic effect, lengthening lifespan by 23% and increasing reproduction by 88%.

Systemic resistance induced in tomato plants by Beauveria bassiana-derived proteins against tomato yellow leaf curl virus and aphid Myzus persicae

  • Pages: 1821-1830
  • First Published: 29 November 2023
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The aim of the present study was to check the effect of fungal strains BB252 and BB72, partially purified and purified protein against tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) and fecundity of aphid, as well as the effect of partially purified and purified protein elicitors against resistance genes of TYLCV.

Enhanced fungicidal efficacy and improved interfacial properties with the co-delivery of prothioconazole and tebuconazole using polylactic acid microspheres

  • Pages: 1831-1838
  • First Published: 30 November 2023
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Compared with commercial suspending agent (SC), prothioconazole-tebuconazole@polylactic acid microspheres (PTC-TBA@PLA MS) SC had better interfacial properties and a superior bactericidal effect.

Biocontrol of almond canker diseases caused by Botryosphaeriaceae fungi

  • Pages: 1839-1848
  • First Published: 05 December 2023
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa AC17 is a promising biological control agent (BCA) against Botryosphaeria dieback in almond, inhibiting the fungal mycelial growth, reducing necrotic lesions and controlling dieback.

The miR-184-3p promotes rice black-streaked dwarf virus infection by suppressing Ken in Laodelphax striatellus (Fallén)

  • Pages: 1849-1858
  • First Published: 05 December 2023
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RBSDV infection induces the expression of miR-184-3p to facilitate virus accumulation and transmission by targeting the Ken gene in L. striatellus.

Open Access

Corpse-associated odours elicit avoidance in invasive ants

  • Pages: 1859-1867
  • First Published: 02 December 2023
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Ants show avoidance behaviour towards small areas associated with food odours sticking on nestmate corpses. This avoidance diminishes or is overridden by a possible positive stimulus of ‘feeding’ when ants are already engaged in feeding.

Exploration of D-limonene as a sex pheromone for males of Bactrocera minax (Diptera: Tephritidae)

  • Pages: 1868-1876
  • First Published: 02 December 2023
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D-limonene is a sex pheromone released by about 15-day-old female flies of B. minax, and evokes antennae response of 10- to 25-day-old male flies. It can be developed into male-specific sex attractants for controlling B. minax.

Evaluation of SYP-34773's resistance risk and its impact on the activity of mitochondrial respiratory electron transport chain complex I in Phytophthora litchii

  • Pages: 1877-1884
  • First Published: 02 December 2023
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SYP-34773 showed excellent inhibitory activity against developmental stages of Phytophthora litchii. The resistance risk of SYP-34773 in P. litchii was moderate. SYP-34773 is a mitochondrial complex I inhibitor, and SYP-34773-resistant P. litchii isolates did not show cross-resistance against diflumetorim.

Open Access

Persistence and recovery of dinotefuran in eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) foliage and twigs by UPLC-MS/MS and ELISA

  • Pages: 1885-1894
  • First Published: 12 December 2023
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Residues of dinotefuran in Tsuga canadensis trees treated 131–145 weeks and 85–93 weeks before sampling were 4.6 to 6.1 times higher in needles than in twigs. Average (±SE) residues in foliage samples collected in April 2021 from trees treated in 2019 ranged from 0.66 ± 0.243 to 0.56 ± 0.119 mg kg−1, compared with 0.21 ± 0.033 and 0.22 ± 0.132 mg kg−1 for trees treated in 2018. Recovery of dinotefuran >2 years post-treatment suggests this systemic insecticide is a viable option for protecting declining or heavily infested T. canadensis trees from the invasive Adelges tsugae.

Unravelling the effect of control agents on Gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi on a chestnut-based medium by proteomics

  • Pages: 1895-1903
  • First Published: 05 December 2023
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Every agent showed a different type of stress on Gs. Stress mainly affected cell wall and antioxidant response. Those responses could trigger mycotoxin biosynthesis as a defence mechanism.

The predatory mite Pronematus ubiquitus curbs Aculops lycopersici damage under greenhouse conditions

  • Pages: 1904-1911
  • First Published: 08 December 2023
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Pronematus ubiquitus can prevent the establishment of Aculops lycopersici if fed with pollen beforehand. At least six predators/leaflet is needed for sufficient effect. Feeding through the season is recommended.

Effect of four chitinase genes on the female fecundity in Sogatella furcifera (Horváth)

  • Pages: 1912-1923
  • First Published: 13 December 2023
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SfCht2, SfCht6-2, SfIDGF1, and SfENGase are several highly expressed chitinase genes in the ovaries of Sogatella furcifera, which can affect oocyte maturation, significantly shorten the oviposition period, and decrease the number of eggs laid.

Functional validation of A2′N mutation of the RDL GABA receptor against fipronil via molecular modeling and genome engineering in drosophila

  • Pages: 1924-1929
  • First Published: 12 December 2023
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A2′N and A2′S mutations confer different resistance changes toward fipronil and α-endosulfan, indicating that these two insecticides may bind to RDL GABA receptor with distinct interactions.

A ScWIP5 gene confers fall armyworm resistance by reducing digestive enzyme activities in sugarcane

  • Pages: 1930-1939
  • First Published: 10 December 2023
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The ScWIP5 might enhance plant insect resistance by increasing jasmonic acid signal transduction processes and reducing insect digestive enzyme activities, impacting insect growth and development.

Side effects of X-ray irradiation on flight ability of Cydia pomonella moth

  • Pages: 1940-1948
  • First Published: 10 December 2023
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X-ray irradiation at a radiation dose of 366 Gy has a detrimental effect on the flight performance, including flight distance, duration, and average speed of male C. pomonella adults, probably caused by the development of wing deformities and down-regulation of the expression of flight-related genes.

Facultative endosymbionts modulate the aphid reproductive performance on wheat cultivars differing in contents of benzoxazinoids

  • Pages: 1949-1956
  • First Published: 13 December 2023
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Harbouring the secondary endosymbiont Regiella insecticola in the aphid Sitobion avenae alters the reproductive response in wheat plants defended with secondary metabolites.

Multi-omics analysis identifies EcCS4 is negatively regulated in response to phytotoxin isovaleric acid stress in Echinochloa crus-galli

  • Pages: 1957-1967
  • First Published: 13 December 2023
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Our data provide a comprehensive overview of the metabolic, proteomic and genetic responses of E. crus-galli to phytotoxin ISA. The CS4 is a negative regulator of plant responses to ISA treatment, and a candidate target gene for breeding herbicide resistant crops.

Serine protease mediates Ovomermis sinensis-inhibited host immune responses by inducing apoptosis: implications for successful parasitism and host mortality

  • Pages: 1968-1980
  • First Published: 17 December 2023
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Serine protease mediates Ovomermis sinensis-inhibited host immune responses by inducing apoptosis that are lethal to the insect host.

Efficacy and toxic action of the natural product natamycin against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

  • Pages: 1981-1990
  • First Published: 12 December 2023
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This investigation first reported the baseline sensitivity of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum to natamycin and further explored the mechanism of natamycin against S. sclerotiorum. Our results suggested that natamycin is a promising candidate for the resistance management of sclerotinia stem rot caused by S. sclerotiorum.

Transcription factor B-H2 regulates CYP9J34 expression conveying deltamethrin resistance in Culex pipiens pallens

  • Pages: 1991-2000
  • First Published: 13 December 2023
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Our findings demonstrate that the CYP9J34 protein could directly degrade deltamethrin, and the transcription factor B-H2 could regulate CYP9J34 expression, influencing the resistance of mosquitoes to deltamethrin.

Inhibitory activity to Fusarium spp. and control potential for wheat Fusarium crown rot of a novel succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor cyclobutrifluram

  • Pages: 2001-2010
  • First Published: 14 December 2023
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Cyclobutrifluram has substantial inhibitory activity against Fusarium spp. Cyclobutrifluram could be translocated systemically from wheat root to leaves, and helps plants resist F. pseudograminearum and decrease deoxynivalenol production.

Biological control of wheat powdery mildew disease by the termite-associated fungus Aspergillus chevalieri BYST01 and potential role of secondary metabolites

  • Pages: 2011-2020
  • First Published: 17 December 2023
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Aspergillus chevalieri BYST01 associated with termites was found to be a good biocontrol agent for wheat powdery mildew disease. And the biosynthesis pathway of its main component, physcion, was drawn through a chromosome-scale genome analysis.

Adaptation of an arthropod predator to a challenging environment is associated with a loss of a genome-wide plastic transcriptional response

  • Pages: 2021-2031
  • First Published: 18 December 2023
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Predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis can genetically adapt to a challenging tomato plant environment. Adaptation is associated with a massive loss of a plastic transcriptional response.

CRISPR-based platforms for the specific and dual detection of defoliating/nondefoliating strains of Verticillium dahliae

  • Pages: 2042-2052
  • First Published: 20 December 2023
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This study achieved rapid, sensitive, and accurate detection of Verticillium dahliae and the differentiation of defoliating and nondefoliating pathotypes, and provides potential for field-deployable diagnostic tools.

The development of abamectin resistance in Liriomyza trifolii and its contribution to thermotolerance

  • Pages: 2053-2060
  • First Published: 22 December 2023
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Hypothetical model illustrating the relationship between thermotolerance and abamectin resistance in Liriomyza trifolii. Continuous selection for abamectin resistance made L. trifolii prone to develop cross-resistance, and the resulting elevated critical thermal maximum temperature and upregulated LtHsps expression during heat stress confirmed that evolved thermal adaptation was accompanied by emerging insecticide resistance.

Sequential expression of small heat shock proteins contributing to the cold response of Haemaphysalis longicornis (Acari: Ixodidae)

  • Pages: 2061-2071
  • First Published: 20 December 2023
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Seven small heat shock protein (sHsp) genes were cloned from the vector tick Haemaphysalis longicornis. Bioinformatic and phylogenetic analyses revealed a typical α-crystallin domain and high similarity with sHsps from arachnid species. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis showed that regulation of sHsp genes depended on the severity and duration of cold treatment. The characterized sHsps play an important role in the cold response of H. longicornis.

Spray performance and control efficacy against pests in paddy rice by UAV-based pesticide application: effects of atomization, UAV configuration and flight velocity

  • Pages: 2072-2084
  • First Published: 21 December 2023
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Atomization characteristics demonstrated consistency within the downwash airflow field, but were influenced by spray solution, nozzle type, and spray pressure. The addition of methylate vegetable oil adjuvant improved the physicochemical properties of the spray and its performance. The multi-rotor UAV sprayer application was highly effective in controlling planthoppers.

Anopheles mosquitoes in Morocco: implication for public health and underlined challenges for malaria re-establishment prevention under current and future climate conditions

  • Pages: 2085-2095
  • First Published: 21 December 2023
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We gathered a data set summarizing occurrences of Anopheles claviger, Anopheles labranchiae, Anopheles multicolor, and Anopheles sergentii across Morocco (from 1950 to 2017), and generated model prediction for their potential distribution under both current and future, using machine learning. All of the modeled species are expected to find suitable habitats and have the potential to become established. Future model scenarios anticipated possible range changes for the four mosquitoes under all climatic assumptions. Even under the best-case scenario, all of the species investigated are expected to gain new habitats that are presently unsuitable, putting further populations at risk. A northward and altitudinal change in their distribution towards higher elevations was also noticed. Our maps and predictions offer an opportunity to strategically target surveillance and control programmes in regions at risk.

Antimicrobial mechanisms of g-C3N4@ZnO against oomycetes Phytophthora capsici: from its metabolism, membrane structures and growth

  • Pages: 2096-2108
  • First Published: 22 December 2023
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A schematic illustration of the antimicrobial mechanisms of g-C3N4@ZnO against oomycetes Phytophthora capsici.

Functional characteristics of Dicer genes in Plutella xylostella

  • Pages: 2109-2119
  • First Published: 22 December 2023
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Using CRISPR–Cas9 technology, we found that PxDicer-1 plays a significantly role in the development of Plutella xylostella, while PxDicer-2 is involved in the double-stranded RNA-mediated RNA interference pathway.

Foliar application of glycine-functionalized nanopesticides for effective prevention and control of root-knot nematodes via a targeted delivery strategy

  • Pages: 2120-2130
  • First Published: 25 December 2023
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The glycine-functionalized nanopesticide system possesses enhanced ability to translocate towards plant roots, and such root-targeted delivery function enables this nanopesticide system to achieve the effective prevention and control of root-knot nematodes.

Open Access

Workflows for detecting fungicide resistance in net form and spot form net blotch pathogens

  • Pages: 2131-2140
  • First Published: 25 December 2023
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A detection workflow has been developed to efficiently screen Pyrenophora teres collections for both phenotypic and genetic resistance to demethylation inhibitor (DMI) and succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) fungicides. This confirmed the prevalence of fungicide resistance genotypes across barley growing regions in Australia.

Open Access

UV-LASER adjuvant–surfactant-facilitated delivery of mobile dsRNA to tomato plant vasculature and evidence of biological activity by gene knockdown in the potato psyllid

  • Pages: 2141-2153
  • First Published: 25 December 2023
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Ultraviolet laser wounding and adjuvant/surfactant application is optimized for the penetration of biologically active, RNA molecules into tomato leaf vasculature for RNA interference-based genetic regulation of the ‘Candidatus Liberibacter’ vector Bactericera cockerelli after feeding on treated leaves. The penetration, localization and biological activity of supplied double-stranded RNA is demonstrated using fluorometry, confocal microscopy and quantitative, real-time polymerase chain reaction with reverse transcription.

Osmotin1 is involved in rice resistance to Schizotetranychus oryzae (Acari: Tetranychidae) infestation

  • Pages: 2154-2161
  • First Published: 28 December 2023
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Rice plants overexpressing Osmotin1 gene present increased resistance to Schizotetranychus oryzae mite infestation. This is the first time that herbivory resistance has been obtained in plants through increased expression of an Osmotin gene.

Open Access

Cover crops terminated with roller-crimper to manage Cynodon dactylon and other weeds in vineyards

  • Pages: 2162-2169
  • First Published: 26 December 2023
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Roller-crimping cover crops may be better than shredding at controlling Cynodon dactylon, although its effectiveness can vary across years.

RNA interference-based exogenous double-stranded RNAs confer resistance to Rhizoctonia solani AG-3 on Nicotiana tabacum

  • Pages: 2170-2178
  • First Published: 29 January 2024
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Rhizoctonia solani YC-9 effectively absorbed dsRNA, and dsRNA significantly inhibited the growth of the R. solani YC-9 and lesions on tobacco leaves.

A scarab beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) causes tree mortality, delayed growth, and yield reduction in cacao with genotype-specific susceptibility to herbivory

  • Pages: 2179-2187
  • First Published: 29 December 2023
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Leucothyreus femoratus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) is newly recognized as a folivorous pest of cacao, impacting early plant survival, development, and yield, with genotype-specific antixenotic resistance variations.

The stingless bee Trigona spinipes (Hymenoptera: Apidae) is at risk from a range of insecticides via direct ingestion and trophallactic exchanges

  • Pages: 2188-2198
  • First Published: 29 December 2023
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The take-off capacity of bees was investigated here following the ingestion of four insecticides. Only chlorantraniliprole did not significantly alter this behavior. Three insecticides were shown to be toxic to bees following trophallactic exchanges.

Open Access

Bio-guided isolation of aromatic abietane diterpenoids from Salvia canariensis as biopesticides in the control of phytopathogenic fungi

  • Pages: 2199-2207
  • First Published: 23 January 2024
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A bio-guided procedure was successfully developed to identify abietane diterpenoids from Salvia canariensis with in vitro effect on phytopathogenic fungi affecting crops worldwide. Likewise, these compounds could be a versatile platform to achieve safer and more effective biofungicides to use in integrated pest management.