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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 ...