Management of the cowpea curculio, Chalcodermus aeneus, in southern peas

Monday, March 3, 2014: 1:55 PM
Florence (Embassy Suites Greenville Golf & Conference Center)
David Riley , Department of Entomology, The University of Georgia, Tifton, GA
The cowpea curculio, Chalcodermus aeneus, causes severe economic losses in southern pea, Vigna unguiculata. Research has been conducted over the last few years to develop improved sampling techniques, plot seasonal population dynamics, identify effective control measures, and quantify the relationship between cowpea curculio and southern pea yield. A new management approach is proposed that targets both in-season and between-season control practices for the weevil.
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