|Lgyus bugs abound in alfalfa this year.|
|An uncut strip of alfalfa provides a habitat for lygus bugs.|
- Maintain nearby alfalfa fields in a fresh condition.
- Avoid cutting all alfalfa fields in an area within a short time period. Leave an uncut strip along the border between alfalfa and cotton to slow lygus migration.
- If lygus populations get very high, uncut strips of alfalfa may be treated with an insecticide if needed, but sprays should be avoided where possible to protect beneficial insects.