Control

Control of auchenorrhynchan pests has traditionally involved the use of conventional contact insecticides, but overuse of chemical insecticides has led to the development of resistance in many pest species and has suppressed populations of their natural enemies. Modern integrated pest management has promoted greater use of resistant plant varieties, cultural control (e.g., removal of litter to reduce numbers of overwintering individuals), and biological control by means of para-sitoids and pathogens, as well as more judicious use of pesticides.

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