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Alfalfa Trap Cropping to Manage Tarnished Plant Bug in WI Strawberry

  • 01/25/2021
  • 2:15 PM - 2:40 PM

Matt Hetherington, PhD Student, Dept of Entomology - Tarnished plant bugs (Lygus lineolaris; TPB) are major pests across Eastern North America and a major concern of strawberry growers in Wisconsin.  In this study, we assessed the efficacy of alfalfa as a trap crop for TPB, finding that alfalfa edge rows reduced TPB populations in strawberry by 60%.

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