Location: Crop Protection and Management Research
Project Number: 6048-22000-041-01-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Dec 12, 2008
End Date: Aug 31, 2012
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.
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.