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Redistribution and establishment of Neomolgus capillatus (Kramer) Acarina: Bdellidae) for the biological control of Sminthurus viridis (L.) (Collembola: Sminthuridae) in Tasmania

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Ireson, J and Webb, WR, Redistribution and establishment of Neomolgus capillatus (Kramer) Acarina: Bdellidae) for the biological control of Sminthurus viridis (L.) (Collembola: Sminthuridae) in Tasmania, Australian Journal of Entomology, 35 pp. 243-246. ISSN 1326-6756 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1996.tb01397.x

Abstract

A redistribution program for N. capillatus in Tasmania was undertaken by direct transfer of live predators from established sites. Acceleration of the slow natural dispersal rate was facilitated by field vacuum collections being possible for 8 months/year, excluding winter and early spring when active stages of N. capillatus were in low numbers or absent. Intermittent collections, mostly between October 1992 and May 1995, resulted in the release of 933,600 N. capillatus into 494 Tasmanian dairy pastures. The predator established at about 90% of these sites. Establishment of the predator on every dairy farm in Tasmania on which S. viridis is a pest is considered a relatively easy short-term procedure.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Crop and Pasture Production
Research Field:Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Land and Water Management
Objective Field:Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Author:Ireson, J (Dr John Ireson)
ID Code:43928
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2007-03-29
Last Modified:2007-03-29
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