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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: MECHANISMS OF STINK BUG OUTBREAKS ASSOCIATED WITH BT COTTON

Location: Crop Protection and Management Research

Project Number: 6602-22000-041-01
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Dec 12, 2008
End Date: Aug 31, 2012

Objective:
Determine effects of landscapes on population growth of major pests, stink bugs in Bt cotton. Conduct research to understand why stink bugs are important pests on Bt cotton.

Approach:
1) Sample stink bug populations at the landscape level to confirm sequence of habitats used. 2) Estimate net reproductive rate and inter-patch movement, parametize and fit model using data to predict colonization of cotton and effects of landscape structure on colonization.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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