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Implicating An Introduced Generalist Parasitoid In The Invasive Browntail Moth's Enigmatic Demise, Joseph Elkinton, D. Parry, G. Boettner Oct 2006

Implicating An Introduced Generalist Parasitoid In The Invasive Browntail Moth's Enigmatic Demise, Joseph Elkinton, D. Parry, G. Boettner

Joseph Elkinton

Recent attention has focused on the harmful effects of introduced biological control agents on nontarget species. The parasitoid Compsilura concinnata is a notable example of such biological control gone wrong. Introduced in 1906 primarily for control of gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, this tachinid fly now attacks more than 180 species of native Lepidoptera in North America. While it did not prevent outbreaks or spread of gypsy moth, we present reanalyzed historical data and experimental findings suggesting that parasitism by C. concinnata is the cause of the enigmatic near-extirpation of another of North America's most successful invaders, the browntail moth ...


Conference Keynoter Defends Practices Buried In New England’S Agricultural History, Plans For Future, Madeleine K. Charney Apr 2006

Conference Keynoter Defends Practices Buried In New England’S Agricultural History, Plans For Future, Madeleine K. Charney

University Librarians Publication Series

Brian Donahue, environmental historian, debunks the myths of early New England farming practices.


2006 Chart Book: Groundwater Protection Regulations And Zone Ii, Martha M. Sylvia Jan 2006

2006 Chart Book: Groundwater Protection Regulations And Zone Ii, Martha M. Sylvia

Cranberry Chart Book - Management Guide

No abstract provided.


2006 Chart Book: Winter Management, Carolyn J. Demoranville Jan 2006

2006 Chart Book: Winter Management, Carolyn J. Demoranville

Cranberry Chart Book - Management Guide

No abstract provided.


2006 Chart Book: Nutrition Management For Producing Bogs, Carolyn J. Demoranville Jan 2006

2006 Chart Book: Nutrition Management For Producing Bogs, Carolyn J. Demoranville

Cranberry Chart Book - Management Guide

No abstract provided.


2006 Chart Book: Insect Management, Anne L. Averill, Martha M. Sylvia Jan 2006

2006 Chart Book: Insect Management, Anne L. Averill, Martha M. Sylvia

Cranberry Chart Book - Management Guide

No abstract provided.


2006 Chart Book: Disease Management At-A-Glance, Frank L. Caruso Jan 2006

2006 Chart Book: Disease Management At-A-Glance, Frank L. Caruso

Cranberry Chart Book - Management Guide

No abstract provided.


2006 Chart Book: Cautions, University Of Massachusetts Amherst Cranberry Station Jan 2006

2006 Chart Book: Cautions, University Of Massachusetts Amherst Cranberry Station

Cranberry Chart Book - Management Guide

No abstract provided.


2006 Chart Book: Late Water And Cranberry Management, Carolyn J. Demoranville, Hilary A. Sandler, Frank L. Caruso, Anne L. Averill Jan 2006

2006 Chart Book: Late Water And Cranberry Management, Carolyn J. Demoranville, Hilary A. Sandler, Frank L. Caruso, Anne L. Averill

Cranberry Chart Book - Management Guide

No abstract provided.


Correlations Among Traits Associated With Herbivore Resistance And Pollination: Implications For Pollination And Nectar Robbing In A Distylous Plant, Rebecca E. Irwin, Lynn Adler Jan 2006

Correlations Among Traits Associated With Herbivore Resistance And Pollination: Implications For Pollination And Nectar Robbing In A Distylous Plant, Rebecca E. Irwin, Lynn Adler

Lynn Adler

Plants interact simultaneously with a diversity of visitors, including herbivores and pollinators. Correlations among traits associated with herbivory and pollination may constrain the degree to which plants can evolve in response to any one interactor. Using the distylous plant, Gelsemium sempervirens, we tested the hypothesis that traits typically associated with pollination (distyly) and herbivore resistance (secondary compounds) were phenotypically correlated and examined how these traits influenced plant interactions with floral visitors. The flowers of G. sempervirens are visited by pollinators and a nectar robber, and the leaves and flowers express gelsemine, an alkaloid that is deterrent and sometimes toxic to ...


Pesticide Safety 2006 - Insecticides Update 2006, Anne L. Averill Jan 2006

Pesticide Safety 2006 - Insecticides Update 2006, Anne L. Averill

Cranberry Station Extension meetings

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of Vineland Apple Rootstocks And M.26 Emla In The 1996 Mcintosh Rootstock Trial, Wesley Autio, James Krup, Jon Clements Jan 2006

A Comparison Of Vineland Apple Rootstocks And M.26 Emla In The 1996 Mcintosh Rootstock Trial, Wesley Autio, James Krup, Jon Clements

Wesley Autio

No abstract provided.


Several New Dwarfing Rootstocks Compared To Lovell In The 2002 Nc-140 Peach Rootstock Trial, Wesley Autio, James Krupa Jan 2006

Several New Dwarfing Rootstocks Compared To Lovell In The 2002 Nc-140 Peach Rootstock Trial, Wesley Autio, James Krupa

Wesley Autio

No abstract provided.


Cg.4814, Cg.7707, G.30, And Supporter 4 Versus M.26 Emla And M.7 Emla In The 1999 Nc-140 Semidwarf Apple Rootstock Trial, Wesley Autio Jan 2006

Cg.4814, Cg.7707, G.30, And Supporter 4 Versus M.26 Emla And M.7 Emla In The 1999 Nc-140 Semidwarf Apple Rootstock Trial, Wesley Autio

Wesley Autio

No abstract provided.


G.16 Versus M.9 In The 1998 Nc-140 Apple Rootstock Trial, Wesley Autio, Jon Clements, James Krupa Jan 2006

G.16 Versus M.9 In The 1998 Nc-140 Apple Rootstock Trial, Wesley Autio, Jon Clements, James Krupa

Wesley Autio

No abstract provided.


Do Surfactants Affect Response To Chemical Thinners?, James Krupa, Wesley Autio Jan 2006

Do Surfactants Affect Response To Chemical Thinners?, James Krupa, Wesley Autio

Wesley Autio

No abstract provided.


Chemical Thinning Of Apples Using Ethephon: Another Unsuccessful Year, Wesley Autio, James Krupa Jan 2006

Chemical Thinning Of Apples Using Ethephon: Another Unsuccessful Year, Wesley Autio, James Krupa

Wesley Autio

No abstract provided.


Alternative Fungicides For Management Of Sooty Blotch And Flyspeck, Daniel Cooley, Wesley Autio, Arthur Tuttle, James Krupa Jan 2006

Alternative Fungicides For Management Of Sooty Blotch And Flyspeck, Daniel Cooley, Wesley Autio, Arthur Tuttle, James Krupa

Wesley Autio

No abstract provided.


Research Update Meeting 2006 - Osc Nitrogen Rate And Pruning Intensity 2006, Hilary A. Sandler Jan 2006

Research Update Meeting 2006 - Osc Nitrogen Rate And Pruning Intensity 2006, Hilary A. Sandler

Cranberry Station Extension meetings

No abstract provided.


Pesticide Safety 2006 - Best Management Practices 2006, Carolyn J. Demoranville Jan 2006

Pesticide Safety 2006 - Best Management Practices 2006, Carolyn J. Demoranville

Cranberry Station Extension meetings

No abstract provided.


Research Update Meeting 2006 - Sare Project, Water And Plant Canopy Management: Sanding, Pruning, Irrigation, Drainage, Carolyn J. Demoranville, Hilary A. Sandler, Frank Caruso, Anne L. Averill, Justine Vanden Heuvel, Martha Sylvia Jan 2006

Research Update Meeting 2006 - Sare Project, Water And Plant Canopy Management: Sanding, Pruning, Irrigation, Drainage, Carolyn J. Demoranville, Hilary A. Sandler, Frank Caruso, Anne L. Averill, Justine Vanden Heuvel, Martha Sylvia

Cranberry Station Extension meetings

No abstract provided.


Research Update Meeting 2006 - Insect Management 2006, Anne L. Averill Jan 2006

Research Update Meeting 2006 - Insect Management 2006, Anne L. Averill

Cranberry Station Extension meetings

No abstract provided.


The Physiology Of Cranberry Yield, Teryl Roper Jan 2006

The Physiology Of Cranberry Yield, Teryl Roper

Cranberry Station Fact Sheets

No abstract provided.


G.16 Versus M.9 And B.9 In The 2002 Massachusetts-New Jersey Cameo Rootstock Trial, Jon Clements, Wesley Autio Jan 2006

G.16 Versus M.9 And B.9 In The 2002 Massachusetts-New Jersey Cameo Rootstock Trial, Jon Clements, Wesley Autio

Wesley Autio

No abstract provided.


New Cg Rootstocks, G.16, And Supporter 1, 2, And 3 Versus M.9 And M.26 Emla In The 1999 Nc-140 Dwarf Apple Rootstock Trial, Wesley Autio, Jon Clements, James Krups Jan 2006

New Cg Rootstocks, G.16, And Supporter 1, 2, And 3 Versus M.9 And M.26 Emla In The 1999 Nc-140 Dwarf Apple Rootstock Trial, Wesley Autio, Jon Clements, James Krups

Wesley Autio

No abstract provided.


Chemical Thinning Of Apples Using Ethephon, Wesley Autio, James Krupa Jan 2006

Chemical Thinning Of Apples Using Ethephon, Wesley Autio, James Krupa

Wesley Autio

No abstract provided.


Naphthalene Acetic Acid And Apogee Control Growth In The Tops Of Dwarf Apple Trees, Wesley Autio, James Krupa, Jon Clements Jan 2006

Naphthalene Acetic Acid And Apogee Control Growth In The Tops Of Dwarf Apple Trees, Wesley Autio, James Krupa, Jon Clements

Wesley Autio

No abstract provided.


Naphthalene Acetic Acid Can Differentially Reduce Growth In The Tops Of Dwarf Apple Trees, Results From 2005, Wesley Autio, James Krupa, Jon Clements Jan 2006

Naphthalene Acetic Acid Can Differentially Reduce Growth In The Tops Of Dwarf Apple Trees, Results From 2005, Wesley Autio, James Krupa, Jon Clements

Wesley Autio

No abstract provided.


B.9, M.9, And M.26 Strains And New Polish And Piau Rootstocks In The 2002 Nc-140 Apple Rootstock Trial, Wesley Autio, James Krupa Jan 2006

B.9, M.9, And M.26 Strains And New Polish And Piau Rootstocks In The 2002 Nc-140 Apple Rootstock Trial, Wesley Autio, James Krupa

Wesley Autio

No abstract provided.


The Biology Of Invasive Alien Plants In Canada. 5. Polygonum Cuspidatum Sieb. & Zucc. [= Fallopia Japonica (Houtt.) Ronse Decr.], Prasanta C. Bhowmik, Antonio Ditommaso, Nishanth Tharayil, Jacob N. Barney Jan 2006

The Biology Of Invasive Alien Plants In Canada. 5. Polygonum Cuspidatum Sieb. & Zucc. [= Fallopia Japonica (Houtt.) Ronse Decr.], Prasanta C. Bhowmik, Antonio Ditommaso, Nishanth Tharayil, Jacob N. Barney

Prasanta C. Bhowmik

Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed) is an introduced perennial geophyte in the buckwheat family (Polygonaceae). The phytogeographic distribution of P. cuspidatum in North America suggests a large number of intentional introductions via ornamental plantings from 1870 to 2000, followed by secondary spread from these foci. This species is most pernicious along riparian corridors and road and railroad rights-of-way, reducing visibility, displacing native species, negatively affecting native wildlife, and causing alterations in natural hydrologic processes. Although non-hybrid seed recruitment has not been observed in Europe because of the presence of male-sterile clones only, dispersal of seeds and stem and rhizome fragments by ...