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How you can efficiently screen for plant resistance to aphids

Posted by Olga Krips on Jul 30, 2015

Aphids are small insects that pierce plant leaves and suck out their contents. They can cause considerable crop damage. Although they inflict limited physical destruction to the plant, aphids commonly infect plants with viruses, which can destroy complete harvests [1].

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Topics: EthoVision XT, Video tracking, crop protection

Automate plant selection for better crop resistance? Plant vs pest insect

Posted by G. Smit on Aug 18, 2011

Did you know that ornamental flowers are amongst the main export products of the Netherlands? Well, now you do. So you can imagine the Dutch not liking tiny pest insects (aphids and thrips) damaging and infesting them with viruses.

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Topics: EthoVision XT, Video tracking, animal behavior research, insect behavior, crop protection

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