Biological Control of Tarnish Plant Bug in Strawberries

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1994: $1,275.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1994
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:
Bruce Kaufman
Riverside Farm


  • Fruits: general small fruits


  • Pest Management: general pest management

    Proposal summary:

    Organic strawberry production is very difficult due to the damage from the Lygus bug. Botanical sprays are broad based and have not been very effective. I will test a biological egg parasite called Anaphesicle to see if it is effective and can survive in Northern Vermont.

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