Sequential Sampling Plans for Bemisia Tabaci Eggs and Nymphs in Cotton
AffiliationUSDA, ARS, Western Cotton Research Laboratory
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AbstractFixed precision sequential sampling plans are reported for egg and nymphal stages of Bemisia tabaci on cotton. These plans were developed based on detailed examination of within -leaf, within plant, and within field distributions of egg and nymphal (crawler through pupae) stages during the 1992 growing season in central Arizona. The most efficient sample unit for eggs and nymphs was determined to be a single 3.88 cm2 circular plug taken from the basal portion of the 2nd sector of the 5th mainstem node leaf (counted from the terminal). Tentative plans are presented relating cumulative counts to sample size for fixed levels of precision.