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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Lygus Bugs on Amaranth

Author
item Wilson, Richard

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 27, 1998
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The most prevalent insect infesting grain amaranth is the lygus bug, Lygus spp. (Primarily the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris {Palisot de Beauvois}). The lygus bug is a sucking insect that damages the crop by feeding on succulent plant tissue. Studies have been conducted at the USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station (NCRPIS), Ames, IA, to examine the interaction of lygus bugs with amaranth plants. In addition, at the NCRPIS, amaranth germplasm has been evaluated for new sources of resistance to lygus bugs.

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