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Author(s):Reinert, James A.; Mackay, Wayne; George, Steve; Read, James; Engelke, M. C.; Maranz, S. J.
Author Affiliation:Research and Extension Center, Texas A&M University, Dallas, TX
Title:Impact of differential grasshoppers, Melanoplus differentialis, on urban landscape plants
Source:1999 SNA Research Conference Proceedings. Vol. 44, 1999, p. 137-145.
Publishing Information:Gainesville, FL
# of Pages:9
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Artificial diets; Feeding preferences; Grasshoppers; Injuries by insects; Ornamental plants
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted by the Texas A&M University Research & Extension Center to determine the potential impact of differential grasshoppers (Melanoplus differentialis) on urban landscape plants. Elaborates that "the purpose of this experiment was to determine which landscape plants serve as preferred hosts for the differential grasshopper, and whether any of the commonly used landscape plants exhibit resistance to this pest." Details methods and materials used during the experiment, stating that "adequate plant material (leaves or shoots) to support one adult grasshopper for at least three days was caged with each individual in 3.54 in. [inch] (9 cm [centimeter]) diam. [diameter] x 0.79 in. (2 cm) deep plastic growth chambers." Reports that "the highest amount of feeding per adult grasshopper occurred on 'Hullabaloo' blue plumbago, 'Blue Princess' perennial verbena, red canna, 'Pumila' dwarf pampas grass, and Johnsongrass, in descending amount of feeding." Mentions that "the strong feeding preference by the grasshoppers on [to] oleander was unexpected. Oleander is extremely toxic to man and animals due to the presence of glucosides in both fresh and dry foliage." Concludes that "additional studies are planned to determine the feeding preference of grasshoppers on the landscape plants most commonly utilized in the South." Provides multiple charts and graphs illustrating visual feeding damage and fecal pellet rates.
See Also:See also related article, "Impact of differential grasshoppers, Melanoplus differentialis, on urban landscape plants" 1999 SNA Research Conference Proceedings, Vol. 44 1999, p. 137-145 R=174951 R=174951
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Reinert, J. A., W. Mackay, S. George, J. Read, M. C. Engelke, and S. J. Maranz. 1999. Impact of differential grasshoppers, Melanoplus differentialis, on urban landscape plants. 1999 SNA Research Conference Proceedings. 44:p. 137-145.
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