Virus Helps Onion Thrips Live Longer, Do More Damage
Iris yellow spot virus is bad for onions, but it's good for the thrips species that carry the virus and spread it to onion plants. In a recent study, infected onion thrips lived about 20 percent longer than uninfected thrips, giving them more time to damage onion plants and transmit the virus.
Anthranilic Diamides Can Potentially Replace Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Vegetable Crops
By Rebecca A. Schmidt-Jeffris and Brian A. Nault When used as foliar sprays, neonicotinoids have caused some concern among the general public because — like any pesticide — they can […]