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Title: GREEN STINK BUG DAMAGE AND BIOLOGICAL CONTROL.

Author
item WRIGHT, MARK
item DIEZ, JOSELITO
item Follett, Peter

Submitted to: Hawaii Macadamia Nut Association
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/15/2003
Publication Date: 10/15/2003
Citation: Wright, M., Diez, J., Follett, P.A. 2003. Green stink bug damage and biological control. 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. The egg parasitoid Trissolcus basalis has the potential to reduce population levels in orchards. Mass rearing of T. basalis is in progress to test the tactic of inundative releases

Technical Abstract: Southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula, has emerged as the most significant and unpredictable pests of macadamia nut in Hawaii. The egg parasitoid Trissolcus basalis has the potential to reduce population levels in orchards. Mass rearing of T. basalis is in progress to test the tactic of inundative releases.