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Title: Catching Helicoverpa survivors on Bollgard II with green lacewing
Contributor(s): Bahar, Md Habibullar (author); Stanley, John  (author); Gregg, Peter  (author)orcid ; del Socorro, Alice  (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: Widespread adoption of Bt (Bollgard II) cotton has led to a dramatic reduction in insecticide use in Australian cotton. CSIRO research has shown that Bt cotton does not affect the survival of most beneficial species, and their numbers are higher in comparison with conventional cotton because of the reduction in insecticides. But can we be sure these beneficials are still doing the same job in controlling pests in Bt cotton? Do we know their behavioural patterns and prey consumption rates are similar in Bt compared to conventional cotton? Some preliminary experiments by PhD student Habibullah Bahar (Figure 1) and his supervisors at the University of New England indicate that at least one beneficial, the green lacewing 'Mallada signata', is still doing the job in Bt cotton.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Australian Cottongrower, 30(6), p. 12-14
Publisher: Greenmount Press
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1442-5289
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
060208 Terrestrial Ecology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 960413 Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
820301 Cotton
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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