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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF PESTS AFFECTING COTTON: PLANT GENETICS, BIOCONTROL, AND NOVEL METHODS OF PEST ESTIMATION Title: Landscape Modeling of Lygus hesperus Populations.

Authors
item Bancroft, Jay
item Goodell, Peter - UC-DAVIS, KEARNEY, CA

Submitted to: Journal of Insect Science
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 14, 2007
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Lygus is a key pest in several of the 200 crops grown in the geographically distinct San Joaquin Valley. Spring weather patterns drive population build-up on host-plants. Habitat maps were created from survey sites in cropping regions of Kern County, CA. Population simulations were used to predict abundance and movement among the mosaic of landcover types. The results provide estimates of pest pressure in target areas. General conclusions about risk from landscape configuration may be used in other contexts.

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