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Yield Reduction from Feeding by Euschistus servus and E. variolarius (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) on Stage V2 Field Corn

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Field studies conducted to investigate the effect of feeding of the brown stink bug, Euschistus serous (Say), and the onespotted stink bug, E. varlolarius (Palisotde Beauvois), on corn growth and yield showed that aside from plant mortality, the production of tillers was the most apparent injury. During the 2-yr study, 52.5% of the plants exposed to the brown stink bug and 38.8% of those exposed to the onespotted stink bug formed tillers. In general, mean extended leaf heights of tillered plants (distance from the soil surface to tip of tallest extended leaf) were significantly shorter than those of untillered plants exposed to stink bugs and controls. Stink bug feeding also resulted in delayed silking of tillered plants. Mean grain weight per ear from plants that formed tillers wasreduced significantly compared with controls, but yields from untillered plants were not. Effects of the two stink bug species were similar.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1989

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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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