June 2014 - Vol 97 No 2

Genotypic Variation in Plant Growth and Physiological Response to Salt Stress in Grapevine

H. Doulati Baneh, H. Attari, A. Hassani, R. Abdollahi, M. Taheri, F. Ghani Shayesteh

Characterization of Virgibacillus sp. BOrMES-11: An Anti-Vibrio harveyi Strain Isolated from Philippine Mangrove

E. B. Leyeza, B. C. Mendoza, V. V. Bautista, A. R. Creencia, R. G. Monsalud

Susceptibility of the Legume Pod Borer, Maruca vitrata, to Microbial Control Agents

R. Srinivasan, S. K. Ghosh, Nguyen Thi Thanh Hien, M. Y. Lin, Vu Thi Thuy Trang, Le Duc Khanh, Manh Hai Vu



COVER PHOTOGRAPH:

From the article of Ana Kristine S. Barcos et al. (2014), p. 155–160

The yellow netted ladybeetle (Heteroneda billardieri Crotch) was recently observed to prey on mango leafhopper (Idioscopus clypealis Lethierry) by Dr. Celia dR. Medina at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. So far it is one of the few predatory insects that seem to have the potential to control this very destructive pest that had been plaguing the mango industry for the past 50 years. Described by Shultze (1915) as lemon yellow in color with black-netted markings, this specific ladybeetle is yet to be known for its potential as a biological control agent.

{Photograph courtesy of Mr. Michael Campion Carruthers, Crop Protection Cluster, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna 4031, Philippines}

Cover Design: Leslie G. Bolaños

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