Start Date

18-11-1997 12:00 AM

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In 1997 several companies released new potato leafhopper-resistant alfalfa varieties. These products are not genetically engineered, like Bt com, but have had leafhopper resistance bred into them using classical plant breeding techniques. Our research is focusing on the yield advantages of these products, the mechanism(s) of resistance and its effect on the pest and natural enemy community, and the potential changes in insect pest management that will accompany their use.

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Nov 18th, 12:00 AM

Potato Leafhopper-Resistant Alfalfa: Yield Advantages and New Pest Management Guidelines

In 1997 several companies released new potato leafhopper-resistant alfalfa varieties. These products are not genetically engineered, like Bt com, but have had leafhopper resistance bred into them using classical plant breeding techniques. Our research is focusing on the yield advantages of these products, the mechanism(s) of resistance and its effect on the pest and natural enemy community, and the potential changes in insect pest management that will accompany their use.