Integrated pest management of noctuids in Kansas sorghum: a bioeconomic approach to agricultural pest management

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dc.contributor.author Soper, Alysha Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-28T21:45:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-28T21:45:47Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13130
dc.description.abstract Several lepidopteran species infest developing panicles. Larval identification is challenging and time intensive, so current recommendations are often simplified by treating all larvae equally across species. Consequently, the yield-loss model developed for corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea) by Buckley and Burkhardt (1962) has been the foundation for management recommendations in modern sorghum Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs for the last 49 years. Additionally, although pest populations primarily include both fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) and corn earworm, only a single species damage estimate is used in economic threshold (ET) and economic injury level (EIL) calculations despite multi-species infestations. This research demonstrates both the validation of current management recommendations for corn earworm and the verification of previously assumed damage potentials for fall armyworm feeding in developing sorghum panicles. These results have important implications for sorghum producers faced with making a management decision for multi-species infestations. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship K-State Center for Sorghum Improvement en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Integrated pest management en_US
dc.subject Bioeconomics en_US
dc.subject Corn earworm en_US
dc.subject Fall armyworm en_US
dc.subject Grain sorghum en_US
dc.subject Yield loss en_US
dc.title Integrated pest management of noctuids in Kansas sorghum: a bioeconomic approach to agricultural pest management en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Entomology en_US
dc.description.advisor Brian McCornack en_US
dc.subject.umi Agriculture, General (0473) en_US
dc.subject.umi Entomology (0353) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US


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