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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Plant Bugs and Stink Bugs

Authors
item Johnson, Donn - UNIV OF ARKANSAS
item Cottrell, Ted
item Horton, Dan - UNIV OF GEORGIA

Submitted to: Southeastern Peach Growers Handbook
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: January 10, 2005
Publication Date: February 15, 2005
Citation: Johnson, D., Cottrell, T.E., Horton, D. 2005. Plant bugs and stink bugs. In: Horton, D., Johnson, D., editors. Southeastern Peach Growers Handbook. Georgia Extension Service Handbook. 1:236-239.

Interpretive Summary: Plant bugs and stink bugs feed on peaches, other stone fruit, and wide array of wild and cultivated plants, including numerous horticultural and agronomic crops. These hemipterous (sucking) bugs are significant pests throughout the United States. Feeding by stink bugs may occur at almost any time during the growing season. Feeding on young fruit causes fruit deformation known as ‘catfacing’. Weed suppression in orchards is key to managing these pests. Monitoring can be done visually or by trapping.

Technical Abstract: Plant bugs and stink bugs feed on peaches, other stone fruit, and wide array of wild and cultivated plants, including numerous horticultural and agronomic crops. These hemipterous (sucking) bugs are significant pests throughout the United States. Feeding by stink bugs may occur at almost any time during the growing season. Feeding on young fruit causes fruit deformation known as ‘catfacing’. Weed suppression in orchards is key to managing these pests. Monitoring can be done visually or by trapping. Insecticide applications at shuck split and at 10 to 14 day intervals usually provides good control of these pests.

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