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    • Abundance of non-target pests in transgenic Bt-maize: a farm scale study 

      Pons i Domènech, Xavier; Lumbierres i Bardají, Belén; López Alonso, Carmen; Albajes Garcia, Ramon (Czech Academy of Sciences. Institute of Entomology of the Biology Centre, 2005)
      The impact of transgenic Bt-maize, expressing the Cry1Ab protein, on aphids, leafhoppers, cutworms and wireworms was evaluated at the farm scale by comparing their abundance on Bt-plots and those sown with the isogenic ...
    • Building bridges: an integrated strategy for sustainable food production throughout the value chain 

      Albajes Garcia, Ramon; Cantero-Martínez, Carlos; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul; Farré Martinez, Alba; Galceran i Nogués, Josep; López Gatius, Fernando; Marín Sillué, Sònia; Martín Belloso, Olga; Motilva Casado, Mª José; Nogareda, Carmina; Pemán García, Jesús; Puy Llorens, Jaume; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Romagosa Clariana, Ignacio; Romero Fabregat, Mª Paz; Sanchís Almenar, Vicente; Savin, Roxana; Slafer, Gustavo A.; Soliva-Fortuny, Robert; Viñas Almenar, Inmaculada; Voltas Velasco, Jordi (Springer, 2013)
      The food production and processing value chain is under pressure from all sides-increasing demand driven by a growing and more affluent population; dwindling resources caused by urbanization, land erosion, pollution and ...
    • Carotenoids moderate the effectiveness of a Bt gene against the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis 

      Zanga, Daniela; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Eizaguirre Altuna, Matilde; Albajes Garcia, Ramon; Christou, Paul; Capell Capell, Teresa; Fraser, Paul (Public Library of Science, 2018)
      We assessed the effectiveness of a biofortified maize line (4BtxHC) which accumulates high levels of antioxidant carotenoids that also expressed the insecticidal Cry1Ac Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) gene against the European ...
    • Changes in arthropod fauna from weed management practices in genetically modified herbicide-tolerant maize 

      Albajes Garcia, Ramon; Lumbierres i Bardají, Belén; Pons i Domènech, Xavier; Comas i Angelet, Jordi (Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE), 2014)
      Genetically modified maize tolerant to broad-spectrum herbicides may greatly alter weed flora composition, abundance and therefore affect organisms of higher trophic levels, including herbivore and detritivore arthropods and ...
    • Courtship and mating behaviour of the Mediterranean corn borer, Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) 

      López Alonso, Carmen; Eizaguirre Altuna, Matilde; Albajes Garcia, Ramon (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (Espanya), 2003)
      Se describe la secuencia de cortejo y apareamiento de machos y hembras de Sesamia nonagrioides (Lefèbvre) en el laboratorio. Esta secuencia no varió en presencia o ausencia de plantas de maíz. Se estudió la capacidad de ...
    • Epigeal aphidophagous predators and the role of alfalfa as a reservoir of aphid predators for arable crops 

      Pons i Domènech, Xavier; Núñez, Eva; Lumbierres i Bardají, Belén; Albajes Garcia, Ramon (Czech Academy of Sciences. Institute of Entomology of the Biology Centre, 2005)
      The relative occurrence and seasonal abundance of aphidophagous predators (Insecta and Arachnida) were determined in alfalfa fields at two locations in the northeast Iberian Peninsula, using D-Vac and sweep-net sampling ...
    • Fauna útil trobada en els cultius d'horta de Catalunya 

      Gabarra i Ambert, Rosa; Arnó i Pujol, Judit; Castañé Fernández, Cristina; Izquierdo Casas, Josep I.; Alomar, Òscar; Riudavets, Jordi; Albajes Garcia, Ramon (Institució Catalana d’Estudis Agraris, 2000)
    • Heteropterans as aphid predators in inter-mountain alfalfa 

      Pons i Domènech, Xavier; Lumbierres i Bardají, Belén; Albajes Garcia, Ramon (Czech Academy of Sciences. Institute of Entomology of the Biology Centre, 2009)
      The relationships between predatory Heteroptera and their potential prey species were investigated during two crop seasons in an inter-mountain area close to the Pyrenees (Iberian Peninsula). Regression was used to analyze ...
    • High-carotenoid maize: development of plant biotechnology prototypes for human and animal health and nutrition 

      Zhu, Changfu; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Zanga, Daniela; Lloveras Vilamanyà, Jaume; Michelena Bárcena, Antonio; Ferrio Díaz, Juan Pedro; Voltas Velasco, Jordi; Slafer, Gustavo A.; Savin, Roxana; Albajes Garcia, Ramon; Eizaguirre Altuna, Matilde; López Alonso, Carmen; Cantero-Martínez, Carlos; Díaz Gómez, Joana; Nogareda, Carmina; Moreno Martínez, José Antonio; Angulo Asensio, Eduardo; Estany Illa, Joan; Pena i Subirà, Ramona Natacha; Tor i Naudí, Marc; Portero Otín, Manuel; Eritja Sánchez, Núria; Arjó Pont, Gemma; Serrano Casasola, José Carlos Enrique; Matias-Guiu, Xavier; Twyman, Richard M.; Sandmann, Gerhard; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Springer Verlag, 2017-06-01)
      Carolight® is a transgenic maize variety that accumulates extraordinary levels of carotenoids, including those with vitamin A activity. The development of Carolight® maize involved the technical implementation of a novel ...
    • Innate and learned prey-searching behavior in a generalist predator 

      Ardanuy Gabarra, Agnès; Albajes Garcia, Ramon; Turlings, Ted C.J. (Springer Verlag, 2016)
      Early colonization by Zyginidia scutellaris leafhoppers might be a key factor in the attraction and settling of generalist predators, such as Orius spp., in maize fields. In this paper, we aimed to determine whether our ...
    • Mating behaviour of female Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae): polyandry increases reproductive output 

      Lee, Marina S.; Albajes Garcia, Ramon; Eizaguirre Altuna, Matilde (Springer Verlag, 2014-09-00)
      Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) is an important pest of tomato. Mass trapping of males has seldom proved an effective control measure, probably due to the pest"s reproductive biology. There are few studies on female mating behaviour. ...
    • Paradoxical EU agricultural policies on genetically engineered crops 

      Masip Vilà, Gemma; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Pérez Massot, Eduard; Banakar, Raviraj; Cebrian, David; Twyman, Richard M.; Capell Capell, Teresa; Albajes Garcia, Ramon; Christou, Paul (Elsevier, 2013)
      European Union (EU) agricultural policy has been developed in the pursuit of laudable goals such as a competitive economy and regulatory harmony across the union. However, what has emerged is a fragmented, contradictory, and ...
    • Plagas de los espacios verdes urbanos: bases para su control integrado 

      Pons i Domènech, Xavier; Lumbierres i Bardají, Belén; Eizaguirre Altuna, Matilde; Albajes Garcia, Ramon (Espanya. Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino, 2006)
      En España, las plagas de los espacios verdes urbanos suponen cada año un notable esfuerzo de control y la aplicación de plaguicidas es la estrategia de control empleada casi exclusivamente, con los subsiguientes riesgos ...
    • Post-market environmental monitoring of Bt maize in Spain: Non-target effects of varieties derived from the event MON810 on predatory fauna 

      Albajes Garcia, Ramon; Farinós, G. P.; Pérez Hedo, Meritxell; Poza, M. de la; Lumbierres i Bardají, Belén; Ortego, F.; Pons i Domènech, Xavier; Castañera, P. (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (Espanya), 2012)
      The Spanish Government has established post-market environmental monitoring (PMEM) as mandatory for genetically modified (GM) crop varieties cultivated in Spain. In order to comply with this regulation, effects of Bt maize ...
    • Pre-planting inoculation for early establishment of Dicyphus bolivari and D. errans on tomatoes 

      Madeira Nogueira, Filipe; Edo-Tena, Eva; Sossai, Samuel; Callizo, Joan; Albajes Garcia, Ramon (SpringerInternational Organization for Biological Control, 2018-10-29)
      Slow establishment and risks of plant damage are major constraints for the use of the predatory mirid bugs that are commercially available for release in greenhouse crops. Therefore, a new interest has turned towards ...
    • Response of Mythimna unipuncta males to components of the Sesamia nonagrioides pheromone 

      Eizaguirre Altuna, Matilde; López Alonso, Carmen; Sans i Badia, Albert; Bosch Serra, Dolors; Albajes Garcia, Ramon (Springer Verlag, 2009)
      Several sympatric lepidopteran species feed on maize plants, and the different components of their species-specific female sex pheromones may play a role in attracting conspecifics and/or deter heterospecific males. In ...
    • Short communication. Mutual pheromone antagonism in two sympatric corn borers, Sesamia nonagrioides and Ostrinia nubilalis, under field conditions 

      López Alonso, Carmen; Eizaguirre Altuna, Matilde; Albajes Garcia, Ramon (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (Espanya), 2011)
      In previous studies, we demonstrated cross-antagonism in pheromone perception between pheromone componentsof the two corn (Zea mays L.) borers Sesamia nonagrioides Lefèbvre (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Ostrinia nubilalis ...