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Title: IPM TOOLS FOR STINK BUG AND CRYPTOPHLEBIA.

Author
item Follett, Peter
item WRIGHT, MARK

Submitted to: Hawaii Macadamia Nut Association
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/15/2003
Publication Date: 10/15/2003
Citation: Follett, P.A., Wright, M. 2003. Ipm tools for stink bug and cryptophlebia. p. 13-19, In Proceedings 43rd annual Conference of the Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Association 2003.

Interpretive Summary: Southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula, has emerged as the most significant and unpredictable pests of macadamia nut in Hawaii. Studies showed that a significant portion of nut damage occurs in trees rather than on the ground as previously thought. Cryptophlebia spp. are also serious pests. A pheromone lure developed in Australia was tested and shown to be more attractive than the oriental fruit moth pheromone previously in use.

Technical Abstract: Southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula, has emerged as the most significant and unpredictable pests of macadamia nut in Hawaii. Studies showed that a significant portion of nut damage occurs in trees rather than on the ground as previously thought. Cryptophlebia spp. are also serious pests. A pheromone lure developed in Australia was tested and shown to be more attractive than the oriental fruit moth pheromone previously in use.