Banker plant diversity and biocontrol–new paper

Aphidius colemani parasitoid with aphid mummy. Photo: David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

Our new paper just published in Insects takes a look at whether using a variety of banker plant species enhances biocontrol of green peach aphid by Aphidius colemani in the greenhouse. Check it out here.

2017-07-12T14:43:46-04:00 September 9th, 2015|Categories: Greenhouse IPM, Natural Enemies|Tags: , |

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Steve Frank
I am broadly interested in the ecology and management of arthropod pests. Herbivorous arthropods cause extraordinary damage to plants in agricultural, urban, and natural ecosystems. Understanding interactions between pests and their environment, plant hosts, and natural enemies can improve management practices and reduce pesticide applications.