Submitted to: Workshop Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: September 20, 2007
Publication Date: June 1, 2008
Citation: Campbell, J.F. 2008. Evaluating sources of stored-product insect infestation. In: Mancini, R., M.O. Carvalho, B. Timlick, and C. Adler (eds.). Contribution for Integrated Management of Stored Rice Pests. Handbook. Instituto de Investigacao Cientifica Tropical, Lisbon, Portugal. P. 137-157. Technical Abstract: An integrated stored-product insect pest management program emphasizes preventing pest populations from becoming established and responding quickly, and in a targeted way, to suppress pests when they do become established. Fundamental to this type of management program is an understanding of pest ecology and behavior, including the spatial structure and dynamics of their populations and the dispersal behavior of individuals. Pheromone trapping can be an important tool in developing this understanding of pest ecology and behavior that is specific to conditions at a given facility at a given point in time, and can be used to help guide pest management decisions. Using data obtained from commercial food facilities such as rice mills for illustration, the theoretical and practical issues related to using pheromone monitoring programs to identify the sources of insect infestation and evaluate the effectiveness of management programs at eliminating these sources will be discussed.