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    'Staff publications' contains references to publications authored by Wageningen University staff from 1976 onward.

    Publications authored by the staff of the Research Institutes are available from 1995 onwards.

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Induced plant defences in biological control of arthropod pests : a double-edged sword
Pappas, Maria L. ; Broekgaarden, Colette ; Broufas, George D. ; Kant, Merijn R. ; Messelink, Gerben J. ; Steppuhn, Anke ; Wäckers, Felix ; Dam, Nicole M. van - \ 2017
Pest Management Science 73 (2017)9. - ISSN 1526-498X - p. 1780 - 1788.
Biological control is an important ecosystem service delivered by natural enemies. Together with breeding for plant defence, it constitutes one of the most promising alternatives to pesticides for controlling herbivores in sustainable crop production. Especially induced plant defences may be promising targets in plant breeding for resistance against arthropod pests. Because they are activated upon herbivore damage, costs only incur when defence is needed. Moreover, they can be more specific than constitutive defences. Nevertheless, inducible defence traits that are harming plant pest organisms may interfere with biological control agents, such as predators and parasitoids. Despite the vast fundamental knowledge on plant defence mechanisms and their effects on natural enemies, our understanding on the feasibility of combining biological control with induced plant defence in practice is relatively poor. In this review, we focus on arthropod pest control and present the most important features of biological control with natural enemies and of induced plant defence. Furthermore, we show potential synergies and conflicts among them and finally, identify gaps and list opportunities for their combined use in crop protection. We suggest that breeders should focus on inducible resistance traits that are compatible with the natural enemies of arthropod pests, specifically traits that facilitate communities of natural enemies to build-up.
Life-history traits and predation of Chrysopa sp. lacewings on aphids and mealybugs
Broufas, G.D. ; Stantzos, D. ; Parthenopoulou, E. ; Pijnakker, Juliette ; Leman, A. ; Delor, J. ; Pappas, M.L. - \ 2016
Induced plant responses and natural enemies
Pappas, M.L. ; Broufas, G.D. ; Meijer, R.J.M. - \ 2016
BioGreenhouse (Fact sheet BioGreenhouse 13) - 2 p.
Pesticides side-effects
Broufas, G.D. ; Meijer, R.J.M. - \ 2016
BioGreenhouse (Fact sheet BioGreenhouse 10) - 2 p.
Conservation of lacewings in and around greenhouses
Pappas, M.L. ; Broufas, G.D. ; Meijer, R.J.M. - \ 2016
BioGreenhouse (Fact sheet BioGreenhouse 5) - 2 p.
Food sprays for predatory mites
Broufas, G.D. ; Pappas, M.L. ; Meijer, R.J.M. - \ 2016
BioGreenhouse (Fact sheet BioGreenhouse 1) - 2 p.
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