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Converting pod sucking bugs to Green Vegetable Bug Equivalents

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Green vegetable bugs (GVB) and brown bean bugs (BBB) are equally damaging to pulse crops but green vegetable bugs (GVB) are considered a more important pest due to their abundance, widespread distribution and rate of reproduction... The damage potential of other pod sucking pests is not as great as GVB but they can cause severe damage when present in large numbers... Using the example above - if you find that the three GVB and one RBSB are 2nd instars instead of adults and the two BSB are 4th instars - an additional calculation is required to convert these instars into adult equivalents...
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