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Record number 401215
Title Predicting the time to colonization of Diadegma semiclausum using spatial dispersal kernels
Author(s) Bianchi, F.J.J.A.; Schellhorn, N.A.; Werf, W. van der
Source In: IOBC/WPRS Working Group Landscape management for functional biodiversity, Cambridge, UK, 29 June - 1 July 2010. - Darmstadt, Germany : IOBC/WPRS - ISBN 9789290672302 - p. 21 - 24.
Event Darmstadt, Germany : IOBC/WPRS - ISBN 9789290672302 IOBC/WPRS Working Group Landscape management for functional biodiversity, Cambridge, UK, 2010-06-29/2010-07-01
Department(s) Crop and Weed Ecology
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2010
Abstract The predatory staphylinid beetle, Atheta coriaria, can be reared easily and cheaply on turkey feed. This creates opportunities for inundative release of the predator at relatively low cost for biological control of pests with ground-dwelling life stages. A. coriaria was mass-released into a commercial cauliflower crop, in a field trial to investigate its potential for biological control of cabbage root fly (CRF) (Delia radicum). Significantly fewer dead plants due to CRF damage and higher root weights of surviving plants were recorded in plots treated with A. coriaria or with chlorpyrifos or spinosad than in untreated control plots. If use of A. coriaria for biological control of CRF is developed for commercial uptake, its potential interactions with other immigrant and resident beetles should be investigated. Initial data on beetle activity in the trial field was collected and these preliminary results are discussed
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