Feeding behavior of a potential insect pest, Lygus hesperus, on four new industrial crops for the arid southwestern USA – S.E. Naranjo and M.A. Stefanek – Industrial Crops and Products 2012
Summary: The objectives of this study were to establish baseline data on the feeding behavior and potential impact of L. hesperus on camelina, guayule, lesquerella and vernonia. Results show that L. hesperus will readily feed on the economically important tissues of all crops, and although previous research has shown that this feeding did not consistently affect lesquerella yield, further work will be needed to determine if such feeding poses a risk to commercial production of camelina, guayule or vernonia.