Sugarcane stem borers of the Colombian Cauca River Valley: current pest status, biology, and control

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dc.contributor.author Vargas, G.
dc.contributor.author Gomez, L. A.
dc.contributor.author Michaud, John P.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-04T22:45:59Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-04T22:45:59Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/32301
dc.description Citation: Vargas, G., Gomez, L. A., & Michaud, J. P. (2015). Sugarcane stem borers of the Colombian Cauca River Valley: current pest status, biology, and control. Florida Entomologist, 98(2), 728-735. Retrieved from <Go to ISI>://WOS:000356451400049
dc.description Sugarcane stem borers of the genus of Diatraea (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) form a species complex that causes serious economic losses to sugarcane production in the Cauca River Valley and other regions of Colombia. Two primary species, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) and D. indigenella Dyar and Heinrich, have been effectively managed for more than 4 decades through augmentative releases of the tachinid flies Lydella minense (Townsend) and Billaea claripalpis (Wulp) (Diptera: Tachinidae) and the egg parasitoid Trichogramma exiguum Pinto & Platner (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Here we review the current pest status of Diatraea species, damage assessment protocols, management tactics, and the environmental factors and cultural practices that can affect biological control outcomes. Recent changes in the cultivars grown have the potential to increase pest populations and diminish biological control efficacy. Additionally, recent outbreaks of new Diatraea species may further increase overall pest pressure. Thus, there is a need to develop supplementary tactics for the management of these pests that will be compatible with biological control, as well as more reliable protocols for assessing host plant resistance against the increase in infestation intensity.
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.098.0249
dc.rights.uri http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0015-4040/
dc.subject Augmentative Release
dc.subject Billaea Claripalpis
dc.subject Diatraea
dc.subject Lydella Minense
dc.subject Tachinidae
dc.subject Trichogramma Exiguum
dc.title Sugarcane stem borers of the Colombian Cauca River Valley: current pest status, biology, and control
dc.type Article
dc.date.published 2015
dc.citation.doi 10.1653/024.098.0249
dc.citation.epage 735
dc.citation.issn 0015-4040
dc.citation.issue 2
dc.citation.jtitle Florida Entomologist
dc.citation.spage 728
dc.citation.volume 98
dc.contributor.authoreid jpmi


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