Date of Award

2011

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Jackai, Louis E.N.

Abstract

A laboratory study was conducted to compare food utilization and suitability of Nezara viridula on selected varieties of tomato and cowpea. A two-year field study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of biorational pesticides (Agroneem®) and conventional pesticides (Imidacloprid or Thiamethoxam) to suppress and enhance the population of insect pests and beneficial, respectively, on both crops.

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