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Russell F. Mizell
University of Florida
87Publications
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#1David I. Shapiro-Ilan (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 33
#2Ted E. Cottrell (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 18
Last.Russell F. Mizell (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 24
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The pecan weevil, Curculio caryae (Horn) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is a key pest of pecans Carya illinoinensis ([Wangenh.] K. Koch) (Fagales: Juglandaceae). Control recommendations rely on broad spectrum chemical insecticides. Due to regulatory and environmental concerns, effective alternatives for C. caryae control must be sought for pecan production in conventional and organic systems. We explored the use of microbial biopesticides for control of C. caryae in Georgia pecan orchards. Three e...
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#1Brent V. Brodbeck (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 20
#2Peter C. Andersen (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 24
Last.Mildred ZapataH-Index: 1
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#1Joseph M. Cicero (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 5
#2Matthew M. AdairH-Index: 1
Last.Russell F. Mizell (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 24
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Summary Apparently because of mulch buildup and abstinence from pesticide use, an organically managed citrus grove in Vero Beach, Florida, can support large populations of long-legged flies (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) that impose predation pressure on inundative releases of Tamarixia radiata (Waterston) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) parasitoid wasps to control the Asian citrus psyllid (Hemiptera: Liviidae). During peak activity, flies on wing characteristically hawk wasps in mid-air as the wasps are s...
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#1David I. Shapiro-Ilan (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 33
#2Ted E. Cottrell (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 18
Last.Dan L. Horton (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 10
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Abstract The efficacy of aboveground applications of entomopathogenic nematodes ( Heterorhabditis spp. and Steinernema spp.) can be severely limited by the nematode’s susceptibility to UV radiation and desiccation. The lesser peachtree borer, Synanthedon pictipes , is a major pest of stone fruit; larvae attack trees aboveground by tunneling into the trunk and scaffold limbs. In previous research, Steinernema carpocapsae , caused high levels of S. pictipes mortality when a sprayable fire gel (Bar...
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#1T. Charles Riddle (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 2
#2Russell F. Mizell (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 24
Abstract Crape myrtle, Lagerstroemia species (Myrtales: Lythraceae), has become a dominant flowering plant in the ecosystems of the southeastern USA. Examination of flower records for bees shows few records of pollinators visiting these species even though they produce dimorphic pollen. Sampling of bees from a multi-cultivar crape myrtle planting at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, North Florida Research & Education Center in Quincy, Florida, via establish...
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#2Ted E. CottrellH-Index: 18
Last.Dan L. HortonH-Index: 10
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The peachtree borer, Synanthedon exitiosa (Say 1823), is a major pest of stone fruit trees in North America. Current management relies upon preventative control using broad-spectrum chemical insecticides, primarily chlorpyrifos, applied in the late summer or early fall. However, due to missed applications, poor application timing, or other factors, high levels of S. exitiosa infestation may still occur and persist through the following spring. Curative treatments applied in the spring to establi...
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#1David I. Shapiro-Ilan (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 33
#2Ted E. Cottrell (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 18
Last.Abdo Zaid (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 1
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The peachtree borer, Synanthedon exitiosa, is a major pest of stone fruit trees in North America. In prior studies, the entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema carpocapsae, caused substantial reductions in S. exitiosa damage when applied by watering can to peach trees that were irrigated regularly. Here we report two additional studies that assessed S. carpocapsae efficacy in suppressing S. exitiosa damage in peach orchards; one study focused on irrigation requirements and the other on applicatio...
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#1David I. Shapiro-Ilan (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 33
#2Russell F. Mizell (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 24
Abstract Soil-dwelling insects have developed various mechanisms to defend against pathogen infection. The pecan weevil, Curculio caryae, spends two to three years in the soil inside an earthen cell. We hypothesized that the cell may possess antimicrobial properties. In a laboratory study, we tested the hypothesis using the fungus Beauveria bassiana as a model. B. bassiana is a common endemic pathogen of C. caryae. We compared the number of colony-forming-units on selective media when B. bassian...
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#1Russell F. MizellH-Index: 24
#2Peter C. AndersenH-Index: 24
Last.Brent V. BrodbeckH-Index: 20
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1. This document is ENY-683 (IN174), one of a series of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication date: October 2003. Revised: February 2008. Please visit the EDIS Website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu. Figure 1 was provided by Dr. Eduardo Alves. 2. Russell F Mizell, professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, Peter C. Andersen, professor, Horticultural Scineces Department...
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#1P. G. Tillman (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 11
#2Ted E. Cottrell (ARS: Agricultural Research Service)H-Index: 18
Last.E. Kramer (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 1
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Stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), including Nezara viridula (L.), Euschistus servus (Say), and Chinavia hilaris (Say), are economic pests in farmscapes where they move within and between closely associated crop and non-crop habitats. Thus, field edges in these farmscapes include not only crop-to-crop interfaces but also those edges adjoining non-crop habitats. We examined the influence of field edges on colonization of stink bugs in southeastern USA farmscapes composed of typical combinati...
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