Mississippi State University
Catchot, Angus L., Jr.
Musser, Fred R.
Allen, Thomas Ward, Jr.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Agricultural Life Sciences
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology
Stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) are key pests of soybean, Glycine max (L.), in Mississippi. Historically, yield loss derived from direct feeding by stink bugs has been considered the greatest threat to producers. However, quality reductions resulting from seed infections caused by microorganisms including Phomopsis longicolla are also a concern. Experiments were conducted in 2010 and 2011 to determine if stink bugs are associated with the incidence of P. longicolla in Mississippi soybean production. Data from experiments suggest that stink bugs are capable of transporting P. longicolla between two points. Data further suggest stink bugs and P. longicolla have the potential to cause a yield loss of 20% when combined in soybean. Surveys of commercial fields in Mississippi determined that stink bug damaged seed was more likely to be infested with P. longicolla and other fungi compared to undamaged seed.
Jones, Joshua Lunn, "Association Between Stink Bug Damage and the Incidence of Phomopsis Longicolla in Mississippi Soybean Production" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 798.