0421 Population dynamics of stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in transgenic dual-toxin Bt cotton

Monday, November 17, 2008: 9:41 AM
Room C2/C3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Richard B. Reeves , Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Jeremy Greene , Edisto Research & Education Center, Clemson University, Blackville, SC
Peter H. Adler , Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Francis Reay-Jones , Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Florence, SC
Michael Toews , Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA
Ahmad Khalilian , Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Clemson University, Blackville, SC
Stink bugs were sampled in commercial fields of cotton in South Carolina during 2007 and 2008. Fields with the highest available variability of surrounding habitats and crops were chosen and divided into one acre sampling grids. Fields were sampled for stink bugs (adult and immature stages) and plant damage using two direct sampling techniques (drop cloth and sweep net) and one indirect method (bolls for internal symptoms of feeding), respectively. Also, measurements of plant development were taken weekly from the initial week of anthesis to crop maturity. GIS software was used to map and analyze the spatial-temporal dynamics of populations of stink bugs in the fields. Data were analyzed for effects of surrounding habitats and phase of plant development on populations of stink bugs in cotton.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.37836