Front of the line Lygus emerges as cotton's 'bad boy'

Cline, Harry
February 2006
Southeast Farm Press;2/8/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p10
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The article reports that lygus has moved to the ranks as the most troublesome cotton pest in the U.S. According to Peter Ellsworth, entomologist at the University of Arizona, the promotion of the pest was by default. Lygus ranked in closed second to bollworm/budworm complex. Lygus has emerged as a sectionalized pest, according to entonologist Michael Williams.


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