Landscape Factors Influencing Stink Bug Injury in Mid-Atlantic Tomato Fields

Kevin B. Rice, Rachael R. Troyer, Kristal M. Watrous, John F. Tooker, Shelby J. Fleischer

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Abstract

Landscape structure and diversity influence insect species abundance. In agricultural systems, adjacent crop and non-crop habitats can influence pest species population dynamics and intensify economic damage. To investigate the influence of landscape factors on stink bug damage in agricultural systems, we assessed stink bug damage from 30 processing tomato fields in the mid-Atlantic United States and analyzed landscape structure and geographic location. We found that forest shape and size, and geographic location strongly influenced stink bug damage. Landscapes with larger forest edge in southern portions of the mid-Atlantic region experienced the greatest damage, perhaps owing to the introduction of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug. We conclude that landscape structure will likely influence damage rates in nearby agricultural fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-100
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of economic entomology
Volume110
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

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Pentatomidae
tomatoes
damage
landscape structure
farming system
Halyomorpha halys
Mid-Atlantic region
pest species
edge effects
forest edge
population dynamics
bug
pests
economics
insects
insect
crops
crop
habitats
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology
  • Insect Science

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Rice, Kevin B. ; Troyer, Rachael R. ; Watrous, Kristal M. ; Tooker, John F. ; Fleischer, Shelby J. / Landscape Factors Influencing Stink Bug Injury in Mid-Atlantic Tomato Fields. In: Journal of economic entomology. 2017 ; Vol. 110, No. 1. pp. 94-100.
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In: Journal of economic entomology, Vol. 110, No. 1, 01.02.2017, p. 94-100.

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