Jermaine Hinds

Jermaine Hinds
Pennsylvania State University | Penn State · Department of Entomology

Entomology, PhD

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Providing nectar and pollen through the establishment of insectary plants is one approach to conserving natural enemies and enhancing biological control of arthropod pests. Recent studies show that natural enemy performance may be influenced by the diversity of insectary plant species and the resources they provide. We conducted laboratory assays t...
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Row spacing in agricultural systems can influence crop yield as well as pest and predator abundances. Soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill) growers in Maryland typically plant in narrow (∼19 cm), medium (∼38 cm), or wide (∼76 cm)-spaced rows, and there is a general lack of information on how these row-spacing schemes influence arthropod abundance and so...
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Producers in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States often use prophylactic pesticide sprays in their fields to increase wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) yields regardless of disease or insect pest levels. This study was carried out at two sites during each of two field seasons to evaluate th-e effects of pesticide applications (fungicides and ins...
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The use of living mulches for managing crop pests has received much attention recently but their effects on primary crop productivity is relatively uninvestigated. This study investigated the influence of a sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea L.) living mulch on growth, development and yield of zucchini squash (Cucurbita pepo L.). Field experiments were c...
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Agronomic croplands are often highly disturbed and lack alternative resources to support generalist natural enemies. The introduction of floral resources into these farmscapes represents a conservation biological control approach that can support natural enemies through the provision of nectar and pollen. Natural enemies often exhibit preferences t...
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Field experiments were conducted in Maryland to investigate the influence of sunn hemp cover cropping in conjunction with organic and synthetic fertilizers on the nematode community in a zucchini cropping system. Two field treatments, zucchini planted into a sunn hemp living and surface mulch (SH) and zucchini planted into bare-ground (BG) were est...
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Zucchini, Cucurbita pepo L., is often colonized by economically important insect pests such as the striped (Acalymma vittatum Fab.) and spotted (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber) cucumber beetles. To evaluate the impact of an interplanted cover crop on arthropods associated with zucchini, field experiments were conducted in which sunn hemp...
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The effect of using crimson clover (CC) (Trifolium incarnatum L.) as a companion plant on crop growth, marketable yield and insect feeding injury was examined using Eggplant, Solanum melongena L. as the neighbouring cash crop. There were two subplot treatments, which included applications of organic insecticides and no insecticides. Planting eggpla...
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Eggplant Solanum melongena L., is often colonized by two early season insect defoliators. The Colorado potato beetle (CPB), Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), and flea beetles Epitrix spp., emerge from their overwintering sites in early spring and seek out emerging host plants such as eggplant. During the 2009 and 2010 growing season, field studies w...
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Sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea) is a tropical cover crop that offers many potential benefits when intercropped into vegetable systems. The effects of sunn hemp intercropping were studied at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center from June 2009 to August 2010. Eight field plots were established in which bare ground zucchini plots were comp...
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Two field trials were conducted between 2008 and 2010 in Maryland to evaluate the ability of an Italian ryegrass (IR) (Lolium multiflorum) cover crop to reduce populations of plant-parasitic nematodes while enhancing beneficial nematodes, soil mites and arthropods in the foliage of a no-till soybean (Glycine max) planting. Preplant treatments were:...

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