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A comparison of sampling methods for some arthropod populations in cotton


K. F. Byerly
A. P. Gutierrez
R. E. Jones
R. F. Luck

Authors Affiliations

K. F. Byerly was Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, Riverside; he is now Research Scientist at CIANO, Cuidad Obregon, Mexico; A. P. Gutierrez was Entomologist, Division of Biological Control and the International Center for Integrated and Biological Control, Berkeley; R. E. Jones was Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Entomology, Davis; she is currently Assistant Professor of Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia; R. F. Luck was Assistant Professor of Entomology, Department of Entomology, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 46(8):257-282. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v46n08p257. November 1978.

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Accurate sampling of arthropod populations in California cotton is essential to the development of integrated pest management strategies. The accuracy of the two commonly used relative sampling methods (i.e., D-vac and sweepnet) is compared to a new, more accurate whole-plant-bag sampling method (WPBS). A decision rule for WPBS is also reported.

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Byerly K, Gutierrez A, Jones R, Luck R. 1978. A comparison of sampling methods for some arthropod populations in cotton. Hilgardia 46(8):257-282. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v46n08p257
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