Impact of Bioenergy Crops on Pests, Natural Enemies and Pollinators in Agricultural and Non-Crop Landscapes
Pest Management and Biocontrol Research
Project Number: 5347-22620-021-08
Start Date: Mar 01, 2011
End Date: Feb 29, 2016
Quantify the impact of the introduction of bioenergy feedstock crops (canola and switchgrass) on the pest, natural enemy and pollinator complex in the Arkansas and Oklahoma agroecosystem.
We will study various aspects of arthropod dispersal in complex agroecosystems containing potential biofuel crops using protein mark-capture methods.