​​​Tarnished Plant Bug in North Carolina and Virginia

June 2019 | 14 min., 26 sec.
by Dominic Reisig
North Carolina State University


​Tarnished plant bug, once only a minor pest in North Carolina and Virginia, became one of the most important pests of cotton in these states during the last ten years. This presentation will introduce tarnished plant bug biology, host use, damage to cotton, sampling, treatment thresholds, and general management tactics. This presentation is intended to complement a more specific presentation on tarnished plant bug management using data generated in North Carolina and Virginia given by Dr. Sally Taylor and Seth Dorman. 

About the Presenter

Dominic ReisigDominic Reisig received a BA from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2002, as a biology major and Spanish minor. He received a MS in Integrated Pest Management at the University of California Davis in 2005, studying cotton thrips and spider mites, and a PhD in Entomology from the University of California of Davis in 2009, studying grass thrips in timothy hay. He joined the faculty of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State in 2009 and currently serves as an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist. His Extension program is focused on field crops across the state, primarily cotton, corn, sorghum, soybeans, and wheat. His research program is focused on bollworm and stink bugs, which are pests that have been problematic since the widespread adoption of Bt corn and cotton.​

Contact Information:
Email: ddreisig@ncsu.edu


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