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Effects of chemical pesticides on helpful predatory insects

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Title: Effects of chemical pesticides on helpful predatory insects
Author: Gradish, A.E.; Scott-Dupree, C.D.; Shipp, L.; Harris, C.R.; Ferguson, G.; Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship
Abstract: Helpful predatory insects are natural enemies of insect pests, and are widely used in greenhouses. However, chemicals are still necessary to control certain pests and diseases. These chemicals can have a negative impact on helpful insects. The predatory mite, A. swirskii, is more resistant to many pesticides including the insecticide -chlorantraniliprole and fungicides - myclobutanil, potassium bicarbonate, and cyprodinil + fludioxonil. Therefore, these pesticides can be used with care before and/or after establishment of the helpful insects.
Description: This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Business Development Office (BDO), SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. http://csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps/Clear_Research
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3834
Date: 2012-08-07


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