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Particle Film, Surround WP, Effects on Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Behavior and Its Utility as a Barrier to Sharpshooter Infestations in Grape

G.J. Puterka, M. Reinke, D. Luvisi, M. A. Ciomperik, D. Bartels, L. Wendel, and D. M. Glenn

March 2003

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Research examined how glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) on grape was affected by particle film, Surround WP. GWSS was highly repelled by treated trees. Applications of Surround WP turn foliage white, and the study suggests Surround WP may make plants unrecognizable as hosts. In a comparison of Surround WP to insecticide treatments, Surround WP performed as well as insecticides in reducing GWSS adult numbers and oviposition.

doi:10.1094/PHP-2003-0321-01-RS

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