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Author(s):Busey, P.
Author Affiliation:Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Title:Mole cricket biology, control, and management
Section:Turfgrass: Insect and mite control
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Source:Ornamental Research Report 1983 [Florida]. 1984, p. 39.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:[Gainsville, FL: University of Florida]
Abstract/Contents:"Exotic mole crickets (Scapteriscus spp.) exert heavy loss to turf bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) and bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum). Because of the gross mechanical nature of damage (severing and uprooting), prospects for resistance are linked to the morphology of the host plant. In fact, it has been discovered that in bermudagrass thick-stemmed genotypes are more resistant to damage by tawny mole cricket than are thin-stemmed genotypes such as 'Tifgreen' and 'Tifdwarf'. Previous experiments were based on mob-grazing studies in which mole cricket damage to space-planted bermudagrass was evaluated relative to plants in control (non-inoculated) enclosures. Current work is attempting to exclude host plant non-preference as a resistance mechanism, and for this mole crickets are confined (force-fed) with a single grass. The main target for these investigations is a grass (PI-291586) which has shown field level resistance compared to the major commercial entry ('Tifway')."
Note:"Project 1965"
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Busey, P. 1984. Mole cricket biology, control, and management. Ornamental Res. Rep. Fla. p. 39.
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