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Final Project Report -NYS IPM Program, Agricultural IPM 2003-2004 Development of a Risk Assessment Model for Mirid Bug Damage on Apples
 

Summary: Final Project Report - NYS IPM Program, Agricultural IPM 2003-2004
Title:
Development of a Risk Assessment Model for Mirid Bug Damage on Apples
Project Leader(s):
Arthur Agnello, Dept. of Entomology, NYSAES, Geneva
Alan Lakso, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, NYSAES, Geneva
David Kain, Dept. of Entomology, NYSAES, Geneva
Type of grant: Monitoring, forecasting and economic thresholds
Project location(s): Findings may be applicable in apple-growing regions of New York,
New England, Washington, Canada, Europe. Findings may be more broadly applicable to
research into other pest/host systems in which synchronous phenology plays a key role in crop
damage.
Abstract: Mullein plant bug damage is unpredictable. Sometimes, even when there are high
nymph numbers, there is no damage. This is probably due to asynchrony between mullein bug
egg hatch and apple bloom; apples are only susceptible from bloom through when fruit are
about 0.5 inch diameter. Insecticides must be applied at the pink bud stage to prevent all
economic damage. To avoid using insecticides unnecessesarily at the pink stage, we need to be
able to predict whether mullein bug egg hatch will occur when the crop is susceptible. To
accomplish this we are comparing simulation models of MPB development and apple
development for their ability to predict pest/crop synchrony under different winter and spring

  

Source: Agnello, Arthur M. - Department of Entomology, Cornell University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine