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Data from: Immediate and delayed movement of resistant and susceptible adults of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) after short exposures to phosphine

    The aim of the current study was to track the movement of phosphine-resistant and -susceptible adults of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), which is a major pest of stored products, after brief exposures to phosphine. Exposures were followed for extended intervals to assess the recovery patterns, and how those patterns are related to known resistance to phosphine. A video-tracking procedure coupled with Ethovision software was used to assess movement after exposure.

    Data from: High genetic diversity in the landscape suggests frequent seedling recruitment by Euphorbia virgata Waldst. & Kit. (leafy spurge) in the northern U.S.A.

      Site information and field-collected data from a 1-year 100-site survey of leafy spurge (Euphorbia virgata/esula) populations in the northern U.S. Data include: 1) estimates of leafy spurge density and relative prevalence of ramets versus genets; 2) the abundance and composition of Aphthona species complex biological control agents; 3) presence/absence of two additional biological control agents (Oberea erythrocephala and Hyles euphorbiae).

      Data from: Mortality Dynamics of a Polyphagous Invasive Herbivore Reveal Clues in Its Agroecosystem Success

        Field-based, partial life table data for immature stages of silverleaf whitefly on 6 host plants including alfalfa, broccoli, spring and fall cantaloupe, cotton, ornamental lantana, and several species of annual weeds in Maricopa, Marana and Yuma Arizona, USA. Data provide the marginal, cause-specific mortality for eggs, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th instar nymphs collectively and stage-specific marginal mortality for each stage over all causes.

        Data from: Plant Tissue Characteristics of Miscanthus x giganteus v2

          As part of a study identifying relationships between environmental variables and insect distributions within a bioenergy crop, giant miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) samples were collected in October 2016 at 33 locations within a field in southeast Georgia, USA. This dataset describes the chemical composition of giant miscanthus leaves and stems including the total carbon (TC) and nitrogen (TN) content, total macro- and micronutrients.

          Legacy Phosphorus and Potassium Correlation Experiments: Qulin, Missouri

            Correlation experiments for P and K were conducted from 1968-1973 at a research farm in Qulin, Missouri to better define the relationships between soil tests, crop yields, and fertilizer treatments. Three crop rotations each were conducted for P and K trials (ranges C, D, E, F, G, and H), and included corn, soybean, wheat, cotton, and sorghum.

            Data from: Conditions to terminate reproductive diapause of a univoltine insect: Ceratapion basicorne (Coleoptera: Apionidae), a biological control agent of yellow starthistle

              The data are the number and proportion of female weevils (Ceratapion basicorne) that oviposited after exposure to three different environmental hibernation conditions for three different durations (4, 8 and 11 weeks). The conditions were Greenhouse [ambient temperature and photoperiod], glass door Refrigerator [5°C and ambient photoperiod], and incubator [5°C and 24 h dark]).

              Data from: Plant Tissue Characteristics of Miscanthus x giganteus

                As part of a study identifying relationships between environmental variables and insect distributions within a bioenergy crop, giant miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) samples were collected in October 2016 at 33 locations within a field in southeast Georgia, USA. This dataset describes the chemical composition of giant miscanthus leaves and stems including the total carbon (TC) and nitrogen (TN) content, total macro- and micronutrients.

                Data from: Host plant water deficit stress impairs reproduction and development of the galling fly (Parafreutreta regalis), a biological control agent of Cape-ivy (Delairea odorata)

                  Data from choice and no-choice tests associated with the paper cited below. Drought leading to water deficit stress is known to reduce performance of galling insects. The shoot tip-galling fly Parafreutreta regalis has been released for biological control of Cape-ivy (Delairea odorata) in California. Lack of moisture during the dry season causes wilting of Cape-ivy shoots, and subsequent reduced host quantity and quality could influence the fly’s ability to multiply and establish. We imposed water deficit stress on potted Cape-ivy plants, then measured the plant’s and insect’s response to water deficit compared to fully-watered plants.

                  Data from: Release and establishment of the weevil Mecinus janthiniformis for biological control of Dalmatian toadflax in southern California

                    We monitored populations of the stem weevil, Mecinus janthiniformis, the invasive alien weed Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) and other vegetation to document the impact of using M. janthiniformis as a biological control agent of L. dalmatica. Weevils were released in 2008 and again in 2014 after a wild fire. The results document increases and spread of weevil populations, decrease in Dalmatian toadflax and changes in cover of some vegetation classes.