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Simon R. Leather
Harper Adams University
257Publications
38H-index
6,310Citations
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Published on Apr 16, 2019in BMC Research Notes
Jenan S. Alharbi (The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training), Qaderya Alawadhi (The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training), Simon R. Leather38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Harper Adams University)
Objectives Household ants are regarded as a major household pest and their close association with microorganisms and people means that they may constitute a disease risk. Our study is the first to provide information on the pathogenicity of Monomorium spp. a common insect in Kuwait by quantifying and identifying the exoskeleton bacterial burden. Samples of Monomorium were collected in June from indoor and outdoor sites of 30 houses located in two residential districts.
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in Outlooks on Pest Management
Simon R. Leather38
Estimated H-index: 38
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Tom W. Pope7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Annals of Applied Biology 2.05
Simon R. Leather38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Harper Adams University)
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Insect Conservation and Diversity 2.09
Yves Basset42
Estimated H-index: 42
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Scott E. Miller38
Estimated H-index: 38
(National Museum of Natural History)
+ 4 AuthorsRaphael K. Didham24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of Western Australia)
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Published on Sep 1, 2018in Annals of Applied Biology 2.05
D. Atanasova , Simon R. Leather38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Harper Adams University)
Over the past decade or so, there has been an increasing concern that the use of conventional synthetic pesticides may be having a detrimental effect not just on pollinators and other beneficial insects (Goulson et al., 2015; Regan et al., 2017), but also on insects in general (Sorg et al., 2013; Pisa et al., 2015; Leather, 2018; Main et al., 2018). In addition, the problem of insect resistance to insecticides is a serious problem, with almost 600 arthropod species‐resistant to one or more of th...
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Published on Aug 1, 2018in Agricultural and Forest Entomology 1.49
Katy Reed2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Harper Adams University),
Sandra Denman18
Estimated H-index: 18
+ 2 AuthorsDaegan J. G. Inward6
Estimated H-index: 6
he two spotted oak buprestid, Agrilus biguttatus Fabricus, is implicated in oak decline events across Europe, and is strongly linked to Acute Oak Decline in the U.K., although its role in the syndrome remains under investigation. In the U.K., the beetle is restricted to south and central England. The present study aimed to improve our understanding of the beetle's life history and thermal requirements, intending to explain its U.K. distribution, and to collect data for lifecycle modelling. Novel...
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in Pest Management Science 3.25
Charlotte Rowley2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Harper Adams University),
Andrew Cherrill16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Harper Adams University)
+ 2 AuthorsTom W. Pope7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Harper Adams University)
BACKGROUND: Saddle gall midge, Haplodiplosis marginata (von Roser) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), is a pest of cereal crops in Europe. Outbreaks are difficult to predict and effective monitoring tools are required to ensure the effectiveness of pest management options. The female sex pheromone, (R)-2-nonyl butyrate, provides the basis of a highly effective lure for this insect. Here, we demonstrate how the success of this lure can be influenced by parameters such as trap location, lure age, and inter...
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Published on Jan 1, 2018in Annals of Applied Biology 2.05
Simon R. Leather38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Harper Adams University)
Research into insect decline over the years indicates increased funding is required for long term monitoring and more research to support sustainable agriculture. Planning authorities need to consider how to mitigate the impact of urbanisation and roads on invertebrate populations.
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Biological Control 2.11
Charlotte Rowley2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Harper Adams University),
Andrew Cherrill16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Harper Adams University)
+ 3 AuthorsTom W. Pope7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Harper Adams University)
Saddle gall midge (Haplodiplosis marginata) is a cereal pest exhibiting sporadic outbreaks for which chemical control options are limited. Integrated Pest Management programs may offer a means of suppressing H. marginata outbreaks, reducing pesticide input. Many IPM programs benefit from the natural population suppression inflicted through predation and parasitism. The larval stage of H. marginata overwinters in the soil and may be preyed upon by ground-dwelling arthropods, however the natural e...
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Crop Protection 1.92
Charlotte Rowley2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Harper Adams University),
Andrew Cherrill16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Harper Adams University)
+ 1 AuthorsTom W. Pope7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Harper Adams University)
Outbreaks of saddle gall midge (Haplodiplosis marginata) affecting wheat and other cereals are difficult to anticipate and may not be identified until damage has occurred. Earlier work on this pest has shown that degree day models can be used to predict H. marginata emergence based on soil temperatures. Here, we show how the availability of regular long-term trapping data can be used to update and improve upon this earlier model by predicting the progression of emergence. The emergence of adult ...
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