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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF MAIZE AND PEARL MILLET FOR RESISTANCE TO INSECTS AND AFLATOXIN

Location: Crop Genetics and Breeding Research

Title: Variation in seasonal pheromone trap capture of the brown stink bug in corn

Authors
item Ni, Xinzhi
item Cottrell, Ted
item Buntin, G. David - UNIV. OF GA.
item Tillman, Patricia
item Olson, Dawn
item Wilson, Jeffrey
item Lee, R. Dewey - UNIV. OF GA.

Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Regional Meetings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 21, 2008
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: not required

Technical Abstract: Brown stink bug, Euschistus servus (Say) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), population was monitored in three one-acre corn fields for four years (2005-2008). The yellow pyramid trap baited with brown stink bug aggregation pheromone was used for the study. Brown stink bug population was affected by weather conditions in Georgia. In the years with normal rainfall, two peaks (one was at either late May or early June, and the other was in August) of stink bug capture were recorded in the corn fields, while only one peak was observed in the years under drought condition. The stink bug capture at the edge versus the middle of the corn fields was also compared. Ramification of basic research in stink bug management will also be discussed.

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