Mike W Dunbar
Dunbar M, O Neal M, Gassmann A. Increased Risk of Insect Injury to Corn Following Rye Cover Crop. J Econ Entomol. 2016;109:1691-7 pubmed publisher
..Farmers planting corn following a rye cover crop should be aware of the potential for increased presence of true armyworm and for greater injury to corn. ..
Dunbar M, O Neal M, Gassmann A. Effects of Field History on Corn Root Injury and Adult Abundance of Northern and Western Corn Rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). J Econ Entomol. 2016;109:2096-104 pubmed publisher
..These results suggest that greater cropping practice diversity can reduce management inputs for Diabrotica spp.; however, its effects on resistance evolution remain undetermined. ..
Dunbar M, Gassmann A, O Neal M. Impacts of Rotation Schemes on Ground-Dwelling Beneficial Arthropods. Environ Entomol. 2016;45:1154-1160 pubmed
..Increasing non-crop and perennial species within landscapes in conjunction with more diverse rotation schemes may increase the effect of biological control of pests by natural enemies. ..
Dunbar M, Gassmann A, O Neal M. Limited Impact of a Fall-Seeded, Spring-Terminated Rye Cover Crop on Beneficial Arthropods. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:284-290 pubmed publisher
..Although a rye cover crop may be agronomically beneficial, there may be only limited effects on beneficial arthropods when added within an annual rotation of corn and soybean. ..