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Bagrada Bug: A New Pest for Arizona Gardeners

Author: 
Bealmear, Stacey
Warren, Peter L.
Young, Kelly
Publication Date: 
December 2012
Publication Number: 
AZ1588
Pages: 
4 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
The Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris), an invasive pest of crucifers previously found in Africa, Asia, and Europe is now present in southern California and Arizona. It is a major pest of Brassicaceae crops and has been found on other plants as well. An integrated pest management strategy may include cultural practices, biological control, and pesticides.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Cooperative Extension
Relation: 
Keyword: 
invasive species
vegetable insect pest
Bagrada hilaris
Pentatomidae
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Insects and Pest Management
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