Research Targets Insect Pests of Pulse Crops

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Around the world, pulse crops–such as beans, peas, chickpeas, and lentils–are an important staple in the modern food supply, and their cultivation is growing in the United States and many other Western countries.

Image of a pea weevil (Bruchus pisorum)

The pea weevil (Bruchus pisorum) is a significant insect pest of pulse crops. A new collection in the July 2018 issue of the Annals of the Entomological Society of America offers growers a treasure trove of knowledge on pulse crop insect pests and management strategies. (Mariusz Sobieski, Bugwood.org)

As in any agricultural system, though, pulse crops can fall victim to a wide range of insect pests.

Pulse crop growers facing pest management challenges will soon have a new set of resources to tap into with the July issue of the Annals of the Entomological Society of America. The issue features a special collection with nine articles on pulse crop insect pests and management strategies.

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Research targets insect pests of pulse crops