Steve E. Naranjo Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, USDA-ARS, Maricopa
William D. HutchisonDept. Entomology,
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Reliable and cost-effective sampling methods are critical to the development of monitoring systems for pest management and can enhance research activities that address issues in population ecology and population dynamics. Validation and evaluation of these plans are central to development and implementation in the field. Sampling plans are often developed from a restricted range of observations from a small area, but are then used over a wide area representing a novel array of environmental and agronomic conditions.
Sets of tools for sample plan evaluation have recently been developed. These