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  • n. A genus of plant-sucking bugs.

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  • n. plant-sucking bugs


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  • In Pennsylvania the lygus bug (Lygus lineolaris) has severely damaged grain amaranth yields by piercing the developing seed and sucking out the juices.

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  • Problems reported at the various research locations include the lygus bug (an insect that sucks nutrients out of the immature seeds), fast-growing weeds that in some environments overwhelm the slow - starting amaranth seedling, and strains of amaranth that produce seedheads so heavy that they flop over during a summer thunderstorm.

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  • Ultimately this state-of-the-art method will lead to better and more cost-effective control of termites, glassy-winged sharpshooters, lygus bugs, mosquitoes and other pests.


  • UA is also seeking several cotton growers for lygus bug demonstrations with Taylor and UA entomologist Peter Ellsworth.

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  • Among those are 27 selections at Parlier having promising resistance to lygus.

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  • Ehler's priorities for new blackeye candidates include resistance to both races of Fusarium, improved resistance to both Meloidogyne incognita and M. javanica nematodes, lygus resistance, as well as desired plant traits, higher yield, and quality.

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  • Growers continued to look for aphid, mite, and lygus in cotton.

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