Management of Lygus Spp. (hemiptera: Miridae) in Alfalfa Seed Grant uri icon



  • 1)Lygus bugs are a serious pest of alfalfa seed in idaho and the pacific northwest 2)Effective biological management of lygus bugs could benefit alfalfa seed production by reducing damage to alfalfa seed and by reducing negative impacts of management on pollinators and beneficial natural enemies and delay or prevent the development of insecticide resistance. The goal of this proposal is to conduct studies investigating the potential for achieving lygus bug management and pollinator safety through the complementary use of selective insecticides and crop habitat management.

date/time interval

  • July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2009

sponsor award ID

  • IDA01293