Mary Barbercheck

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Professor, Entomology

Research Summary

Biological soil quality and sustainability; impact of agricultural practices on soil biodiversity and function; biology and ecology of entomopathogenic nemotodes and fungi for use as conserved or applied biological control agents.

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Recent Publications

Endophytic Metarhizium robertsii promotes maize growth, suppresses insect growth, and alters plant defense gene expression

Ahmad, I., Jiménez-Gasco, M. D. M., Luthe, D. S., Shakeel, S. N. & Barbercheck, M. E., May 2020, In: Biological Control. 144, 104167.

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Systemic colonization by Metarhizium robertsii enhances cover crop growth

Ahmad, I., Del Mar Jiménez-Gasco, M., Luthe, D. S. & Barbercheck, M. E., Jun 2020, In: Journal of Fungi. 6, 2, 64.

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Systemic colonization by Metarhizium robertsii enhances cover crop growth

Ahmad, I., Del Mar Jiménez-Gasco, M., Luthe, D. S. & Barbercheck, M. E., Jun 1 2020, In: Journal of Fungi. 6, 2

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Cover crop mixture expression is influenced by nitrogen availability and growing degree days

Baraibar, B., Murrell, E. G., Bradley, B. A., Barbercheck, M. E., Mortensen, D. A., Kaye, J. P. & White, C. M., Jul 2020, In: PloS one. 15, 7 July, e0235868.

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Fungal community shifts in soils with varied cover crop treatments and edaphic properties

Cloutier, M. L., Murrell, E., Barbercheck, M., Kaye, J., Finney, D., García-González, I. & Bruns, M. A., Dec 1 2020, In: Scientific reports. 10, 1, 6198.

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Diversified floral provisioning enhances performance of the generalist predator, Orius insidiosus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae)

Hinds, J. & Barbercheck, M. E., Oct 2020, In: Biological Control. 149, 104313.

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Carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) differentially respond to soil management practices in feed and forage systems in transition to organic management

Pisani Gareau, T., Voortman, C. & Barbercheck, M., Dec 1 2020, In: Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 35, 6, p. 608-625 18 p.

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Prevalence of Early- A nd Late-Season Pest Damage to Corn in Cover Crop-Based Reduced-Tillage Organic Systems

Regan, K. H., Voortman, C. A., Wallace, J. M., Barbercheck, M. E. & Nachappa, P., Aug 1 2020, In: Environmental entomology. 49, 4, p. 865-875 11 p.

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Cover crops support arthropod predator activity with variable effects on crop damage during transition to organic management

Rivers, A., Voortman, C. & Barbercheck, M., Dec 2020, In: Biological Control. 151, 104377.

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Is tillage beneficial or detrimental for insect and slug management? A meta-analysis

Rowen, E. K., Regan, K. H., Barbercheck, M. E. & Tooker, J. F., Jun 1 2020, In: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 294, 106849.

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