Location: Stored Product Insect Research Unit
Title: Interpretation of Pheromone Monitoring Programs for Stored-Product Insects Author
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: September 20, 2005
Publication Date: September 20, 2005
Citation: Campbell, J.F. 2005. Interpretation of pheromone monitoring programs for stored-product insects. Meeting Abstract. Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants West Palaeartic Region Section Working Group on Integrated Protection of Stored Products, Prague, Czech Republic, September 21-23, 2005. Technical Abstract: Effective integrated pest management programs are needed for food processing and storage facilities and this requires improvements in our ability to monitor pest populations and use this information to target interventions in both time and space. The use of pheromone traps to monitor pests is increasing in the food industry, but adoption has been hampered by lack of information on how to effectively implement and interpret pheromone-monitoring programs. In this presentation, how factors such as landscape structure, and pest behavior and ecology, impact pheromone trapping and the targeting of pest management will be discussed. Critical factors include determining temporal dynamics of pest populations, spatial distribution of subpopulations in the landscape, and pest movement patterns. How these factors can be assessed in the field will be discussed and their impact illustrated using data collected in and around food processing facilities.