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Data from: Honeydew associated with four common crop aphid species increases longevity of the parasitoid wasp, Bracon cephi (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)

    Abstract from published manuscript: The absence of sugar resources can be an important factor in limiting the success of parasitoids as biological control agents. Restoring vegetation complexity within agricultural landscapes has thus become a major focus of conservation biological control efforts, with a traditional emphasis on nectar resources. Aphid honeydew is also an important source of sugars that is infrequently considered. We carried out a laboratory experiment to examine the potential effects of honeydew from six different aphid species by crop species combinations on the longevity of Bracon cephi Gahan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), the most important biological control of the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus Norton (Hymenoptera: Cephidae), a major pest of wheat in the northern Great Plains of North America. The benefits of honeydew for parasitoid longevity varied significantly among different aphid and crop species, illustrating the complexity of these interactions. However, honeydew produced by four aphid species commonly found in wheat, pea, and canola crops significantly increased the longevity (by two- to threefold) of the parasitoid. The study suggests that honeydew provisioning could be an important mechanism underlying the benefits of crop diversification to support biological control that merits further research.

    Data from: Mapping the Quantitative Field Resistance to Stripe Rust in a Hard Winter Wheat Population ‘Overley’ × ‘Overland’

      This study was conducted to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with field resistance to stripe rust, also known as yellow rust (YR), in hard winter wheat. Stripe rust infection type and severity were rated in recombinant inbred lines (RILs, n=204) derived from a cross between hard red winter wheat cultivars ‘Overley’ and ‘Overland’ in replicated field trials in the Great Plains and Pacific Northwest.

      Data from: Long-lasting insecticide-incorporated netting and interception traps at pilot-scale warehouses and commercial facilities prevents infestation by stored product beetles

        Data are presented from a study of the efficacy for insecticide netting and interception traps in pilot-scale and commercial food facilities. Excel files cover: Attraction Assessment; Dose Dependency Data; Spillage Trap Collections; Spillage Trap Progeny; Trial 1 Recapture; Trial 1 Progeny Production; Trial 2 Recapture; Trial 2 Progeny Production.

        De novo transcriptome assembly of Schizaphis gramium Biotype I feeding on wheat

          Transcriptome was generated from pooled adult aphids that were fed on wheat plants containing the Dn4 and DN7 resistance gene as well as Yuma plants containing no resistant genes (Dn0). The assembly was generated using Trinity. All assembled transcripts, including those that were not predicted to encode ORFs, are included along with their corresponding functional annotations from Trinotate.

          The Triticeae Toolbox

            [The Triticeae Toolbox](https://triticeaetoolbox.org/) (T3) webportal hosts data generated by the Triticeae Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP), funded by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). T3 contains SNP, phenotypic, and pedigree data from wheat and barley germplasm in the Triticeae CAP integrating rapidly expanding DNA marker and sequence data with traditional phenotypic data.

            T3 Barley

              [The Triticeae Toolbox Barley](https://barley.triticeaetoolbox.org) (T3 Barley) is an extension of The Hordeum Toolbox (THT), which was created by the preceding Barley CAP. T3 Barley incorporates all of the THT data.

              T3 Oat

                [The Triticeae Toolbox Oat](https://oat.triticeaetoolbox.org) (T3 Oat) is the repository of oat phenotype and genotype data for the Global Oat Genetics Database.