Strip cutting alfalfa for lygus bug control
AuthorsV. M. Stern
R. Van Den Bosch
T. F. Leigh
Authors AffiliationsV. M. Stern is Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside; R. van den Bosch is Associate Entomologist, Division of Biological Control, University of California, Berkeley; T. F. Leigh is Associate Entomologist, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 18(4):4-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n04p4. April 1964.
This progress report of research indicates lygus bug control is possible by strip cutting alfalfa to keep the bugs in the alfalfa where they do little harm, and allow survival of natural enemies. Further investigations are necessary, particularly on the agronomic, economic and long-range ecological aspects of strip cutting, before the pros and cons of this harvesting method can be fully evaluated. However, the end result could well be a very considerable saving to California farmers, and perhaps wen more importantly, a significant reduction in pesticide hazard problems.
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