Insect Pests, 1997 - present

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    Recommendations for Coffee Berry Borer Integrated Pest Management in Hawaii 2013
    (University of Hawaii, 2013-06) Kawabata, Andrea ; Nakamoto, Stuart ; Curtiss, R.T.
    This guide contains recommendations on the integrated pest management of the coffee berry borer for farmers. Field sanitation and pre planting through harvesting and shipping.
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    Ant Damage to Banana Fruits by Abdominal Secretions
    (University of Hawaii, 2012-06) Nelson, Scot ; Taniguchi, Glenn
    This publication describes species of ants in Hawai‘i that injure the skin of banana fruits with their abdominal secretions. It includes descriptions of symptoms and damage and suggestions for integrated management practices to reduce or avoid costly injury.
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    Using Clovers as Living Mulches to Boost Yields, Suppress Pests, and Augment Spiders in a Broccoli Agroecosystem
    (University of Hawaii, 2007-05) Hooks, Cerruti R2 ; Pandey, Raju R. ; Johnson, Marshall W.
    A field trial showed that it is possible to lower insect pest density while maintaining crop quality and yield by undersowing leguminous living mulches; white clover was best suited among the legumes tried in the broccoli planting.
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    Unlikely Guardians of Cropping Cystems: Can Birds and Spiders Protect Broccoli from Caterpillar Pests?
    (University of Hawaii, 2007-05) Hooks, Cerruti R2 ; Pandey, Raju R. ; Johnson, Marshall W.
    A field experiment was conducted to examine the impact of bird and spider predation on lepidopteran caterpillar densities and broccoli productivity. Densities of Pieris rapae and Trichoplusia ni large caterpillars and their post-caterpillar stages were reduced significantly by bird predation. The abundance of large caterpillars was also reduced on plants where spiders were allowed to forage freely. Further, plants foraged by birds, spiders, or birds plus spiders sustained less feeding damage attributable to leaf-chewing caterpillars than plants without birds or spiders (the check). Plants foraged by bird and/or spiders were also larger than check plants.
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    Taro Root Aphid
    (University of Hawaii, 1997-12) Sato, Dwight M. ; Hara, Arnold H.
    Taro root aphid is one of the most destructive pests of non-flooded taro in Hawaii. A hot water dip to disinfest huli (taro seedpieces) is described, and other control options are discussed.