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dc.contributor.advisorCostamagna, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorGibbons, Thomas
dc.description1 broadside : ill.
dc.description.abstractThe soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura is an invasive species that first made its appearance in the U.S. in the year 2000 infesting soybean, Glycine max L. Since then the aphid has been very successful in propagating and is now abundant in soybean fields all over the Midwest. The aphids show remarkable population growth, due in part to parthogenetic reproduction, and can go from a few aphids per plant to thousands in a matter of weeks. Yield loss has been recorded as high as 40% for heavily infested fields. In this study an attempt was made to estimate the intrinsic rate of growth, rm, for the aphids for different agronomic treatments. These treatments include conventional, notilling, and zero-chemical input.en
dc.description.sponsorshipMichigan State University. Center for Integrated Plant Systems.
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2004
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- The big picture -- Materials and methods -- Discussion -- References -- Quote worthy
dc.publisherKalamazoo College
dc.subject.lcshSoybeans -- Diseases and pests
dc.titleThe Intrinsic Rate of Growth of Soybean aphid,Aphis glycines Matsumura, Under Different Systems of Soybean Productionen

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    Poster and oral presentations by senior biology majors that include the results of their Senior Individualized Projects (SIPs) at the Diebold Symposium. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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