Studies associated with Lygus and cotton aphid management


Background and update on results of previous studies.
Lygus bugs play a pivotal role in cotton pest management. They cause direct damage to bolls, and their control with broad spectrum pesticides disrupts natural enemies and induces outbreaks of secondary pests. Cotton pests and their natural enemies move within cotton fields and migrate between the field and adjacent areas. Quantitative knowledge of the movement of Lygus bugs is lacking in the field. Understanding of the dispersal and host finding behavior of these pests and their natural enemies is needed for IPM. This will also…


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