Behavior of the parasitoid Aphidius ervi (bicontrol agent)

This dataset contains data from behavioral studies conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of Aphidius ervi, a biocontrol agent, in the presence of foxglove aphid colonies from 2015 to 2016.

Aphidus ervi is sold commercially to control foxglove aphid but actual control in ornamental greenhouse crops is limited. This study investigates if the plant-location preferences of foxglove aphid play a role, and if use of the wasp increases aphid dispersal.

Data contains number of aphids attacked by A. ervi, number of aphids dispersing in the presence of A. ervi, etc. The government will use this data to guide further experiments with this natural enemy (release rates, etc).

This dataset is no longer collected or maintained. Information and data held by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for this record is historical.

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Geographic coverage Ontario
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Last Validated Date 2020-12-18
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