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Comparison of Sweepnet, D-Vac, and Absolute Sampling for Lygus hesperus (Heteroptera: Miridae) in Lentils

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Sweepnet accuracy was compared with that of D-Vac and absolute sampling for determining adult and nymph Lygus hesperus Knight densities in lentils. Sweepnet population estimates were similar to those obtained with absolute and D-Vac sampling methods, although sweepnet sampling consistently gave a lower estimate of nymph numbers. The sampling period did not appear to affect sweepnet adult population estimates, while late-season afternoons were the preferred times for sampling nymphs. Therefore, when monitoring the pest status of L. Hesperus in lentils, afternoon sampling provides more accurate population estimates than morning sampling. Original counts, area, and volume adjustments were used to evaluate sampling method effectiveness and the volume adjustment was found to be more accurate than area or original counts.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1986

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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