This spring, the Del Mar College sophomore is part of a team using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to measure the populations of pests like the verde plant bug
and cotton fleahopper and produce data that helps farmers maximize their crop yield.
Applications of Transform at or near bloom provide control resulting in a yield advantage approximately 75% of the time compared with other plant bug
pests pierce the boll wall with their piercing sucking mouth parts and feed on the developing seeds and surrounding tissues (Wene and Sheets, 1964).
One type of lygus, the tarnished plant bug
, Lygus lineolaris, is a particular problem for cotton growers in the Mid-South, while another type, the western tarnished plant bug
Revision of the North American plant bug
genus Megalopsallus Knight, with the description of eight new species from the West (Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae).
Likewise, the acute toxicity and sublethal effects of abamectin, acetamiprid, methoxyfenozide and spinosad were studied on the predaceous plant bug
Deraeocoris brevis (Uhler) (Hemiptera: Miridae) .
It is almost certainly a type of capsid bug known as the Tarnished Plant Bug
that leaves foliage tattered.
In 2003, both lines were more resistant to tarnished plant bug
[Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois)] than the susceptible frego-bract check, but Arkot 9203-17 had significantly more damaged flowers than SG 105.
Possible Biocontrol Agent of Tarnish Plant Bug
, Lygus Lineolaris
One of the best examples is the tarnished plant bug
Jenkins developed and released cotton germplasm with genetic traits providing plants with resistance to boll weevil, Heliothis, plant bug
, root-knot nematodes and fusarium wilt.
The green plant bug
Apolygus lucorum (Meyer-Dur) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae), is a polyphagous agricultural pest that has a wide range of hosts, including crops, vegetables, fruits, and ornamental plants (Lu & Wu 2008).