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Brian K. Hogendorp, Raymond A. Cloyd and John M. Swiader

Yamaji, 2006 ; Marschner, 1995 ). Furthermore, it has been suggested that the addition of silicon-based fertilizers may increase plant resistance to fungal pathogens and insect pests, although the mechanisms associated with silicon-mediated resistance

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Ute Chambers, Vaughn M. Walton and Shawn A. Mehlenbacher

increased susceptibility to pests or diseases ( Robinson, 1996 ). A major insect pest in hazelnut orchards in North America is the filbertworm, Cydia latiferreana (Walsingham) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) ( AliNiazee, 1998 ; Dohanian, 1940 ). This moth

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Yun Kong, David Llewellyn, Katherine Schiestel, Martha Gay Scroggins, David Lubitz, Mary Ruth McDonald, Rene Van Acker, Ralph C. Martin, Youbin Zheng and Evan Elford

-insect netting on the vents and doors of HTs is often recommended, since it can provide a nonchemical way to effectively exclude many insect pests ( Teitel, 2001 ). For bitter melon production in tropical and subtropical regions, the most common insect pests are

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Zongyu Li, R. Karina Gallardo, Wendy Hoashi-Erhardt, Vicki A. McCracken, Chengyan Yue and Lisa Wasko DeVetter

marketing channels used for strawberry, and general grower and operation characteristics. We presented five clusters of plant and fruit traits (fruit quality, disease resistance/tolerance, insect pest resistance/tolerance, plant stress tolerance, and other

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Kathleen Delate, Andrea McKern, Robert Turnbull, James T.S. Walker, Richard Volz, Allan White, Vincent Bus, Dave Rogers, Lyn Cole, Natalie How, Sarah Guernsey and Jason Johnston

). Organic fruit growers worldwide are confronted annually with key decisions regarding cultivar selection to meet production area constraints and market demands, insect pest and disease management, weed control, and plant nutrition ( Weibel, 2001 ). In the

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John L. Coffey, Alvin M. Simmons, B. Merle Shepard, Yaakov Tadmor and Amnon Levi

whitefly resistance was not ascertained ( Ogbuji et al., 2012 ). Resistance may be mediated by several factors including non-preference and the ability of a plant to repel or otherwise defend against the development of insect pest infestation such as was

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Kelechi Ogbuji, Gloria S. McCutcheon, Alvin M. Simmons, Maurice E. Snook, Howard F. Harrison and Amnon Levi

susceptibility to disease ( Alternaria cucumerina ). Furthermore, there is no sufficient information on the chemical profile and compounds that may lure or repel insect pests and affect their feeding habits and reproduction on plants of watermelon cultivars vs

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Maria A. Estrada, Kelly Zarka, Susannah Cooper, Joseph Coombs, David S. Douches and Edward J. Grafius

( USDA-NASS, 2005 ). Potato is vulnerable to insect pests that affect both the foliage and the tuber ( Flanders et al., 1999 ). Both pests and pathogens reduce yields and overall plant vigor. Due to the high economic value of the potato, pesticides are

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Steven J. Damon and Michael J. Havey

Onion thrips is an important insect pest of onion causing damage to foliage and reducing bulb and seed yields ( Diaz-Montano et al., 2010 ; Elmore, 1949 ). Thrips also vector serious diseases such as iris yellow spot virus ( Gent et al., 2004

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Mark A. Williams, John G. Strang, Ricardo T. Bessin, Derek Law, Delia Scott, Neil Wilson, Sarah Witt and Douglas D. Archbold

leaves and fruit of apple scab–resistant cultivars exhibited disease or insect injury in a certified organic apple orchard. Quince rust ( Gymnosporangium clavipes ) caused the most damage, whereas damage from the major insect pests, codling moth and plum