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- Barman Apurba K.; Parajulee Megha N.
- Journal of economic entomology 2013 v.106 no.3 pp. 1209-1217
- Gossypium hirsutum; Lygus hesperus; bolls; cotton; fiber quality; fruit set; insecticides; insects; irrigation; lint yield; plant damage; rearing; Texas
- ... A 3-yr field study quantified the compensatory ability of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) to preflower fruit damage by Lygus hesperus Knight in the Texas High Plains under limited irrigation. Experiments were designed to achieve varying levels of preflower fruit loss by augmenting Lygus bug populations using nymphal bugs reared in a laboratory colony. Treatments included 1) three bugs per plant (3P ...
- Rosenheim Jay A.
- Journal of economic entomology 2013 v.106 no.3 pp. 1286-1293
- Gossypium hirsutum; Lygus hesperus; abscission; buds; commercial farms; cotton; data collection; decision making; defoliants; farmers; farmers' attitudes; herbivores; observational studies; pest management; plant growth; plant growth substances
- ... Because the farmer is typically excluded from the experimental research setting, experimental research may face challenges in evaluating pest management tactics whose costs and benefits hinge on farmer decision-making. In these cases an ecoinformatics approach, in which observational data collected from the commercial farming setting are “mined” to quantify both biological variables and farmer beh ...