Data from: Galls formed by Aceria genistae (Acari: Eriophyidae) alter resource allocation of the invasive weed Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius)
The Scotch broom gall mite, Aceria genistae, attacks Cytisus scoparius (Scotch broom), an invasive shrub in California, USA. Feeding causes galls (localized tissue distortion) but the effect of A. genistae on overall host vigor and reproduction has not been assessed. We collected data on plant parts between two plants partitioned between two groups, heavily or lightly galled plants, at three northern California sites.
Data and models from: A novel design method for customized visual delimiting surveys for plant pests based on transects and scouting
Models were used in the manuscript "A novel design method for customized visual delimiting surveys for plant pests based on transects and scouting," by Barney P. Caton, Godshen R. Pallipparambil, and Hui Fang. This paper describes a novel approach for designing custom visual delimitation surveys, called ‘Delimitation via Transect Data and Scouting,’ or DTDS.
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: Topical application of synthetic hormones terminated reproductive diapause to facilitate rearing of a univoltine weevil for weed biological control agent
These are results of a series of laboratory experiments to determine if topical application of methoprene and 20-ecdysone can terminate reproductive diapause of the weevil, Ceratapion basicorne, which is a recently permitted biological control agent of yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis).
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.
Farming Systems Study for Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network in Morris, Minnesota
Tillage is decreasing globally due to recognized benefits of fuel savings and improved soil health in the absence of disturbance. However, a perceived inability to control weeds effectively and economically hinders no-till adoption in organic production systems in the Upper Midwest, USA. A strip-tillage (ST) strategy was explored as an intermediate approach to reducing fuel use and soil disturbance, and still controlling weeds. An 8-year comparison was made between two tillage approaches, one primarily using ST the other using a combination of conventional plow, disk and chisel tillage [conventional tillage (CT)].
Agroecological classes | 2018
NAL Geospatial Catalog
Agroecological classes | 2018