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dc.contributor.authorDavies, Lindsay Nichole
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-22T04:30:24Z
dc.date.available2016-09-22T04:30:24Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.otherdavies_lindsay_n_201605_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/davies_lindsay_n_201605_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/36068
dc.description.abstractSquash bugs (Anasa tristis) can be a serious insect pest for organic summer squash growers. The purpose of this research was to evaluate two methods to control A. tristis populations. The first experiment involved planting cover crops adjacent to summer squash in an effort to attract natural enemies to keep A. tristis populations in check. Natural enemies were attracted to the plots, but did not significantly reduce A. tristis populations. This may have been due to other food sources in the plots, such as pollen, nectar, and aphids. Also, summer squash yields were negatively affected by the cover crop treatments. The second experiment involved evaluating the efficacy of organic insecticides on A. tristis adults and nymphs. Results of this study showed pyrethrin-based sprays are best for controlling A. tristis.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectSummer squash, Diversified planting, Natural enemies, Pesticides, Organic agriculture, Sustainable agriculture, Biological control
dc.titleEffects of cover crops and organic insecticides on squash bug (Anasa tristis) populations
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentHorticulture
dc.description.majorHorticulture
dc.description.advisorDavid Berle
dc.description.committeeDavid Berle
dc.description.committeeElizabeth Little
dc.description.committeePaul Guillebeau


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