This investigation, which continued during the two succeeding years, had four primary purposes: (1) to determine the distribution of these plant bugs and the intensity of their infestation in the alfalfa-seed districts of the state; (2) to ascertain whether these bugs constitute an important factor, either causing or contributing to, the excessive flower-drop annually occurring in alfalfa-seed fields, or if they are otherwise responsible for decreased yields of alfalfa seed; (3) to study the general biology of these insects with particular reference to their life histories in alfalfa as the host plant; and (4) to investigate possible practical methods for their control.
Sorenson, C. J., "Bulletin No. 284 - Lygus Bugs in Relation to Alfalfa Seed Production" (1939). UAES Bulletins. Paper 246.