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Ronald C. Stephenson, Christine E.H. Coker, Benedict C. Posadas, Gary R. Bachman, Richard L. Harkess, John J. Adamczyk, and Patricia R. Knight

( Posadas, 2018a ). Tomatoes were produced on 40.4% of vegetable farms, with production constituting ≈0.9% of total vegetable production area ( USDA, 2017 ). Insect pests have a significant effect on crop yields and quality. In crops with extensive pesticide

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Durward Smith, Jay B. Fitzgerald, and George E. Meyer

147 POSTER SESSION (Abstr. 654–657) Crop Protection–Insects

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D.S. Lawson, S.K. Brown, J.P. Nyrop, and W.H. Reissig

measuring changes in microclimate and tree performance inside insect-exclusionary cages. The use of trade names in this publication does not imply endorsement by Cornell Univ. of the products named, nor criticism of similar ones not mentioned. Partial

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Emily C. Baisden, Douglas W. Tallamy, Desiree L. Narango, and Eileen Boyle

single native plant genera ( Fowler, 2016 ). Moreover, because native plants support the growth and development of the insects that transfer the most energy from plants to vertebrate food webs far better than nonnative plants ( Burghardt et al., 2010

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Huangjun Lu, Alan L. Wright, and David Sui

Florida facilitates lettuce production from fall through spring, but the warm and moist conditions are also favorable for insect proliferation and damage. Banded cucumber beetle, serpentine leafminer, and aphids are among the major pests causing

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J. Farias-Larios, M. Orozco, S. Guzman, and J. Perez

147 POSTER SESSION (Abstr. 654–657) Crop Protection–Insects

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Qasim Ahmed, Yonglin Ren, Robert Emery, James Newman, and Manjree Agarwal

insects in stored grain. PH 3 in combination with CO 2 , such as ECO 2 FUME*** (2% PH 3 + 98% CO 2 ; Cytec Industries, Dongbu Hannong Co., Seoul, Korea), has been used for disinfestation of postharvest horticultural products ( Jamieson et al., 2012

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Kristin L. Getter, Bridget K. Behe, and Heidi Marie Wollaeger

insect management methods, consumers valued those methods as much or more than plant price and as much or less than plant species. Labeling plants as “bee-friendly” produced a greater perceived economic value compared with plants labeled with

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David A. Bender, William P. Morrison, and Raymond E. Frisbie

This research was partially funded by ES-USDA Grant 91-EPMP-1-0005. We thank Ed Riley, Dept. of Entomology, Texas A&M Univ., for the identification of insects in this study, and Don Douglas and John Baker for technical assistance. The cost

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Jacob G. Ricker, Jessica D. Lubell, and Mark H. Brand

perennials and their cultivars. White (2016) evaluated insect visitation for 11 different native herbaceous perennial species and a single cultivar of each species. Similarly, Poythress and Affolter (2018) evaluated three native herbaceous perennial