Detection and preparation for the invasive soybean pest: The kudzu bug
Sustainable Production
Biotic stressCrop protectionField management Pest
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
William Lamp, University of Maryland
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Brief Project Summary:

The invasion of the Asian Kudzu bug (also known as the bean plataspid or Megacopta cribraria) from the southern states to the Mid-Atlantic region is proceeding. First reported in Georgia in the fall of 2009, The Kudzu bug is spreading rapidly. The bug feeds on vascular tissue of stems and leaves, resulting in reduced growth, increased plant stress and yield loss. Research to manage this new insect threat to soybean production is underway in several states.

Unique Keywords:
#insects and pests
Information And Results
Final Project Results

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