Evaluation of Trap Crops as a Component of a Community-Wide Pink Bollworm Control Program

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Title:
Evaluation of Trap Crops as a Component of a Community-Wide Pink Bollworm Control Program
Author:
Thacker, Gary W.; Moore, Leon; Ellsworth, Peter C.; Combs, Jack
Issue Date:
Mar-1994
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Cotton: A College of Agriculture Report
Abstract:
Trap crops were evaluated as a part of a community -wide pink bollworm (PBW) control program. We measured extraordinarily high numbers of PBW larvae in the trap crops in 1992, which indicated that the trap crops were attracting PBW moths from wide areas. However, we have no direct way of measuring any effect this would have on the main crop. Overall PBW populations were very low in 1993. While PBW numbers drastically declined in the community, this study offers no conclusive evidence as to whether trap crops are an effective component of a community-wide IPM program.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Cotton -- Arizona; Cotton -- Insect investigations
Series/Report no.:
370096; Series P-96

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleEvaluation of Trap Crops as a Component of a Community-Wide Pink Bollworm Control Programen_US
dc.contributor.authorThacker, Gary W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Leonen_US
dc.contributor.authorEllsworth, Peter C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCombs, Jacken_US
dc.date.issued1994-03-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalCotton: A College of Agriculture Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractTrap crops were evaluated as a part of a community -wide pink bollworm (PBW) control program. We measured extraordinarily high numbers of PBW larvae in the trap crops in 1992, which indicated that the trap crops were attracting PBW moths from wide areas. However, we have no direct way of measuring any effect this would have on the main crop. Overall PBW populations were very low in 1993. While PBW numbers drastically declined in the community, this study offers no conclusive evidence as to whether trap crops are an effective component of a community-wide IPM program.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCotton -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCotton -- Insect investigationsen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/209637-
dc.relation.ispartofseries370096en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-96en_US
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