Control of Tarnished Plant Bugs by Biocontrol and Other Methods
Determine the effect of temperature and reproductive state on susceptibility of tarnished plant bugs to Beauveria (B.) Bassiana (ARSEF 8889). Determine the effect of exposure to insect growth regulators (IGRs) and B. Bassiana (ARSEF 8889) on immature tarnished plant bug survival. Determine the effect of host plant and application timing (season) on susceptibility of tarnished plant bugs treated with ARSEF 8889 and IGRs (in situ).