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Can Microplitis be effective against large populations of Helicoverpa?

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As a general rule, Microplitis has greater impact on near-threshold Helicoverpa populations than against populations in excess of the economic spray threshold for that crop... Microplitis is active in all crops attacked by Helicoverpa , except chickpea because the plant s acid secretions deter predators and parasitoids... In early spring, even low numbers of Microplitis can parasitise a significant proportion of the Helicoverpa population because the Helicoverpa numbers are also low (e.g. in spring mungbeans, sun#owers and sorghum)...
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