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Valorization of Hesperidin from Citrus Residues: Evaluation of Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Hesperidin-Mg Complex and Their Insecticidal Activity (2022)
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da Silva, D., Bomfim, J., Marchi, R., Amaral, J., Pinto, L., de Oliveira, R., …Fernandes, J. (2022). Valorization of Hesperidin from Citrus Residues: Evaluation of Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Hesperidin-Mg Complex and Their Insecticidal Activity

The aim of the current study was the valorization of hesperidin, the dominant flavonoid in citrus processing waste, by microwave-assisted synthesis of hesperidin-Mg complex, improving its antioxidant activity and insecticidal potential. Here we show,... Read More about Valorization of Hesperidin from Citrus Residues: Evaluation of Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Hesperidin-Mg Complex and Their Insecticidal Activity.

Is It Honey Bee or Honeybee? Bumble Bee or Bumblebee? Who Decides the Common Names of Bees? (2021)
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Kirk. (2021). Is It Honey Bee or Honeybee? Bumble Bee or Bumblebee? Who Decides the Common Names of Bees?. Bee World, https://doi.org/10.1080/0005772X.2021.1982315

Anyone writing in English about bees will immediately encounter the question of whether to spell the common names as one word or two. Is it “honey bee” or “honeybee”? Is it “bumble bee” or ­“bumblebee”? It is easy to be confused because both spelling... Read More about Is It Honey Bee or Honeybee? Bumble Bee or Bumblebee? Who Decides the Common Names of Bees?.

Effects of cis-Jasmone Treatment of Brassicas on Interactions With Myzus persicae Aphids and Their Parasitoid Diaeretiella rapae. (2021)
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Ali, J., Covaci, A., Roberts, J., Sobhy, I., Kirk, W., & Bruce, T. (2021). Effects of cis-Jasmone Treatment of Brassicas on Interactions With Myzus persicae Aphids and Their Parasitoid Diaeretiella rapae. Frontiers in Plant Science, 711896 - ?. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.711896

There is a need to develop new ways of protecting plants against aphid attack. Here, we investigated the effect of a plant defence activator, cis-jasmone (CJ), in a range of cultivars of Brassica napus, Brassica rapa and Brassica oleracea. Plants wer... Read More about Effects of cis-Jasmone Treatment of Brassicas on Interactions With Myzus persicae Aphids and Their Parasitoid Diaeretiella rapae..

Mating behaviour, mate choice and female resistance in the bean flower thrips (Megalurothrips sjostedti) (2021)
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Kirk. (2021). Mating behaviour, mate choice and female resistance in the bean flower thrips (Megalurothrips sjostedti). Scientific reports, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93891-5

Many species of thrips (Thysanoptera) in the family Thripidae form mating aggregations, but the adaptive significance of these aggregations and the extent of male and female mate choice is poorly understood. We studied the mating behaviour of the bea... Read More about Mating behaviour, mate choice and female resistance in the bean flower thrips (Megalurothrips sjostedti).

Exploiting Thrips Aggregation Pheromones to Develop a Lure-and-Kill Strategy for the Management of the Bean Flower Thrips (2021)
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Pope, T., Niassy, S., Subramanian, S., Drijfhout, F., Akinyemi, A., Tamiru, A., …Campbell, H. (2021). Exploiting Thrips Aggregation Pheromones to Develop a Lure-and-Kill Strategy for the Management of the Bean Flower Thrips. Agronomy, https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11071269

The potential of semiochemicals to lure insect pests to a trap where they can be killed with biopesticides has been demonstrated as an eco-friendly pest management alternative. In this study, we tested two recently characterized male-produced aggrega... Read More about Exploiting Thrips Aggregation Pheromones to Develop a Lure-and-Kill Strategy for the Management of the Bean Flower Thrips.

Semiochemicals for thrips and their use in pest management (2021)
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Kirk. (2021). Semiochemicals for thrips and their use in pest management. Annual Review of Entomology, 101-119. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-ento-022020-081531

Thrips (Thysanoptera) are small insects that can cause huge problems in agriculture, horticulture and forestry through feeding and the transmission of plant viruses. They produce a rich chemical diversity of pheromones and allomones and also respond... Read More about Semiochemicals for thrips and their use in pest management.

Invasion biology, ecology, and management of western flower thrips (2020)
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Kirk. (2020). Invasion biology, ecology, and management of western flower thrips. Annual Review of Entomology, 17-37. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-ento-011019-024947

The western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, first arose as an important invasive pest of many crops during the 1970s-1980s. The tremendous growth in international agricultural trade that developed then fostered the invasiveness of western... Read More about Invasion biology, ecology, and management of western flower thrips.

Experienced males recognise and avoid mating with non-virgin females in the western flower thrips (2019)
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Kirk. (2019). Experienced males recognise and avoid mating with non-virgin females in the western flower thrips. PloS one, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0224115

The western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is a major insect pest on a wide range of crops throughout the world. There are several unexplained aspects of the mating behaviour, particularly in relation to male-male... Read More about Experienced males recognise and avoid mating with non-virgin females in the western flower thrips.

Overwintering of the western flower thrips in outdoor strawberry crops (2019)
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Kirk. (2019). Overwintering of the western flower thrips in outdoor strawberry crops. Journal of Pest Science, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-019-01163-z

The western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), is a major pest of semi-protected strawberry crops in the UK. These crops are grown outdoors but sheltered by clear polythene tunnels during the growing seaso... Read More about Overwintering of the western flower thrips in outdoor strawberry crops.

Characterization of Male-Produced Aggregation Pheromone of the Bean Flower Thrips Megalurothrips sjostedti (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) (2019)
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Kirk. (2019). Characterization of Male-Produced Aggregation Pheromone of the Bean Flower Thrips Megalurothrips sjostedti (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 348-355. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-019-01054-8

Aggregation of the bean flower thrips, Megalurothrips sjostedti (Trybom) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), has been observed on cowpea, Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. To understand the mechanism underpinning this behavior, we studied the responses of M. sjost... Read More about Characterization of Male-Produced Aggregation Pheromone of the Bean Flower Thrips Megalurothrips sjostedti (Thysanoptera: Thripidae).

ICS Material: Changing the pattern of IPM (2019)
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Kirk. (2019). ICS Material: Changing the pattern of IPM

Brochure that details how Russell IPM changed the pattern on the roll so that it attracts more thrips.

ICS Material: Pheromone lure and sticky traps for Frankiniella occidentalis (2019)
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Kirk. (2019). ICS Material: Pheromone lure and sticky traps for Frankiniella occidentalis

This brochure shows how the product has developed by changing the material from that the pheromone is released from - rubber to a plastic ring that allows a slower and more even release of pheromone. Therefore, the product now has more longevity.

A Male-Predominant Cuticular Hydrocarbon, 7-Methyltricosane, is used as a Contact Pheromone in the Western Flower Thrips Frankliniella occidentalis (2013)
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Olaniran, O. A., Sudhakar, A. V. S., Drijfhout, F. P., Dublon, I. A. N., Hall, D. R., Hamilton, J. G. C., & Kirk, W. D. J. (2013). A Male-Predominant Cuticular Hydrocarbon, 7-Methyltricosane, is used as a Contact Pheromone in the Western Flower Thrips Frankliniella occidentalis. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 39(4), 559-568. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-013-0272-5