Manure decreases herbivore performance but increases early-season damage on corn in the greenhouse and field

E. Rown & J.F. Tooker
Many farmers use manure as an alternative to inorganic fertilizer. Previous research has shown that manure can decrease plant susceptibility to herbivores, but the mechanisms remain unclear. To determine how manure affects herbivore performance in a greenhouse setting, we fertilized corn with stacked cow manure or an equivalent amount of NPK fertilizer and measured caterpillar development, plant nutritional content, and defenses. After four weeks of growth, we allowed fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) or black cutworm...
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