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  • n. Any of many insects, of superfamily Fulgoroidea, that bear a remarkable resemblance to leaves

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  • n. related to the leafhoppers and spittlebugs but rarely damages cultivated plants


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  • Widlife has received permission to release one of these bugs called a planthopper into Lake Corpus Christi and Choke Canyon Reservoir.

    Corpus Christi Caller Times, Stories

  • Similarly, a plant stem supports the same types of waves for a lonely planthopper looking for a mate.

    The Elephant's Secret Sense

  • As a beneficial side effect, there was a notable reduction of damage to the crop by the rice brown planthopper; on the negative side, there have been reports that neem has a detrimental impact on non-target organisms, including fish.

    Chapter 13

  • In 1987, there was a severe attack on late rice by the brown-back rice planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens).

    Chapter 6

  • According to materials published by the Rudong Botanic Protection Station in Jiangsu Province, in rice-fish fields there were 100 nest of rice planthopper with 984 eggs, compared with 4468 eggs in fields without fish.

    Chapter 6

  • The short stature, highly tillering new rice varieties contributed to outbreaks of the brown planthopper in some Asian countries.

    1. Green manure crops in irrigated and rainfed lowland rice-based cropping systems in south Asia.

  • The situation for rice pests is considered, particularly the application of weather data to forecasting outbreaks of brown planthopper.

    1. Designing integrated pest management for sustainable and productive futures.

  • ยท A trial in the Philippines where rice fields sprayed with neem oil had significantly lower incidence of the ragged-stunt virus, which affects rice and is transmitted by the brown planthopper;

    6 Effects on Other Organisms

  • The rice institute, based in the Philippines, also advised farmers not to apply fertilizer in excess because overfertilized crops tend to promote planthopper growth and to limit the use of pesticides to control leaf-eating insects because those products kill the planthoppers 'natural predators.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The institute recommended that Thai farmers adopt pest-management practices such as growing plants between rice paddies that attract planthopper predators, such as spiders, crickets and parasitoids.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper


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