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|Alfalfa clipping may coincide with first hatch of lygus bug.|
|First hatch can be predicted by degree-day accumulations (Simko and Kreigh 1998).|
|Does timing of clipping relative to first egg hatch make a difference in reducing pest populations?|
|The release of bees relative to amount of bloom may be important for pollination and seed set.|
|Clipping may force the plant to mobilize nutrient reserves for regrowth, which may mean fewer resources are available for bloom and seed set.|