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Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF EFFECTIVE MONITORING TOOLS FOR THE BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG (BMSB), HALYOMORPHA HALYS (STAL) (HEMIPTERA: PENTATOMIDAE)

Location: Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory

Project Number: 8080-21000-019-34
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Jul 01, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2011

Objective:
The objective of this project is to develop sensitive monitoring tools that enable accurate assessment of presence, abundance, and seasonal activity of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).

Approach:
The approach to this project will be: 1) participate cooperatively with scientists at USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD, and Virginia Tech in developing effective monitoring tools; 2) identify attractive visual stimuli that can be incorporated into a trap design; and 3) evaluate behavioral responses to candidate olfactory stimuli that can be incorporated into a trap to improve overall attractiveness in the field.

Last Modified: 12/18/2014
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