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Research Project: Improving Tools for Early Detection of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Location: Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory

Project Number: 8080-21000-024-32
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Nov 18, 2013
End Date: Nov 17, 2015

Objective:
The objective of this project will be to compare the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) captures with a new BMSB light trap with a standard pheromone-baited pyramid trap and a combination-stimuli trap.

Approach:
Standard black pyramid traps (1.1 m tall x 0.5 m wide at base x 0.64 cm thick) painted with flat black exterior latex paint and topped with a collection device containing an inverted funnel to promote retention of captured BMSBs will be used in these studies. Traps will be provisioned with: 1) a lure containing the BMSB aggregation pheromone; 2) a 24W compact fluorescent bulb; 3) a combination of these stimuli; or 4) left unbaited (control). All traps also will be provisioned with Hercon Vaportape II (Hercon Environmental, Emigsville, PA) as a killing agent to prevent escape from the traps. These traps will be deployed in the Pacific Northwest with 80 traps. Traps will be sampled weekly. All BMSB adults and nymphs will be removed and counted. All other debris will be removed from the traps. Lures will be changed every two weeks and kill strips changed monthly.

Last Modified: 10/21/2014
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