Insect populations in cotton produced under conservation tillage.

M. J. Gaylor, S. J. Fleischer, D. P. Muehleisen, J. V. Edelson

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Abstract

A damaging population of variegated cutworm Peridroma saucia developed in one cotton Gossypium hirsutum crop in conservation tillage with crimson clover Trifolium incarnatum used as a cover crop. Tarnished plant bug Lygus lineoloris and bollworm-budworm Heliothis spp. populations found in cotton grown under conservation tillage with legume cover crops were related to the stressed condition of cotton. Yields were reduced by the clover cover crop; yields were not reduced by conservation tillage using no winter cover or rye Secale cereale as a cover.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Soil & Water Conservation
Volume39
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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