Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: February 14, 2006
Publication Date: February 14, 2006
Citation: Campbell, J.F. 2006. Monitoring for pest activity. Meeting Abstract. IFC 2006 Technical Conference, Overland Park, KS, Feb 14, 2006. Technical Abstract: Integrated pest management programs for food processing and storage facilities depend on an effective pest-monitoring program. In turn, the foundation of a pest-monitoring program is an understanding of pest behavior and ecology. In this presentation, I will cover issues related to determining pest population structure and movement patterns in the field. Then, direct and indirect sampling methods currently available and examples of how these different methods can be integrated will be presented. Data collected in commercial food facilities and in laboratory studies will be used to illustrate these points.