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Volume 60 Number 3 Article 19 Pages: 144-148
Year 2006 Month 7
Title: Stink Bug (Pentatomidae) Feeding Preferences among Apple Cultivars
Authors: M.W. Brown, S.S. Miller and K.S. Yoder
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Abstract:
Thirty-one apple cultivars were evaluated for stink bug feeding injury at harvest in 2003 and 2004. Injury levels of 0 to 28% were found with significant differences among cultivars. There was a significant positive correlation of injury between years, indicating a temporal repeatability of estimates. ‘Imperial Gala’, ‘Lawspur Rome’, ‘Red Fuji’, and ‘Nittany’ had consistently low levels of stink bug injury, whereas ‘Braeburn’, ‘Jonica’, ‘Jonagold’, ‘Starkspur Dixiered’, ‘Granny Smith’ and ‘Stayman’ had consistently high stink bug injury levels. These results show that differences exist in cultivar susceptibility to stink bug feeding on mid- to late-season apples. Cultivars with consistently low levels of injury could be used to reduce losses due to stink bugs in areas where they have been a problem.

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