2019
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12776
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Nathalie Brenard, Vincent Sluydts, Evi Christianen, Lien Bosmans, Luc De Bruyn, Rob Moerkens, Herwig Leirs

Abstract: Abstract Macrolophus pygmaeus Rambur (Hemiptera: Miridae) is a generalist natural enemy that is used to control multiple pest species in a variety of horticultural crops. The bugs are released at the start of the crop cycle to allow them to establish and build up a population in the crop that can control pest infestations later in the season. To facilitate population growth and dispersal in protected sweet pepper crops, Capsicum annuum L. (Solanaceae), food should be supplemented in a full‐field fashion durin…

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