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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
The green vegetable bug, Nezara viridula , is a key pest of many crops... The pests have different damage potentials so it is important to recognise their differences in biology, ecology and pest status... The following predatory or beneficial bug species are similar in appearance to some of these pests, so care should be taken to ensure that pests are not incorrectly identified...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
The green vegetable bug, Nezara viridula , is a key pest of many crops... The pests have different damage potentials so it is important to recognise their differences in biology, ecology and pest status... The following predatory or beneficial bug species are similar in appearance to some of these pests, so care should be taken to ensure that pests are not incorrectly identified...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
The green vegetable bug, Nezara viridula , is a key pest of many crops... The pests have different damage potentials so it is important to recognise their differences in biology, ecology and pest status... The following predatory or beneficial bug species are similar in appearance to some of these pests, so care should be taken to ensure that pests are not incorrectly identified...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Since the 1950s, the widespread use of synthetic pesticides has increased selection pressure for chemical resistance in pests, and also decreased the numbers of beneficial predators and parasites of crop pests... Repeated insecticide applications increase the proportion of resistant individuals in a pest population, until the majority are resistant to that particular insecticide... At crop emergence the impact of some pests can be assessed from changes in the plant stand...
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