Location: Horticultural Crops Research
Project Number: 5358-22000-037-01-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 26, 2008
End Date: Sep 25, 2013
Attractant Development for Effective Adult Black Vine Weevil (BVW) Management.
The BVW is often cited as the number one insect pest in the major nursery production areas throughout the United States, particularly the Pacific Northwest, as well as in northern Europe. Traditional management of the BVW centers on the use of insecticide sprays targeted at adults during their preoviposition period in an attempt to avert egg laying. However, nurseries continually have problems timing spray applications. The advent of effective adult attractants would revolutionize current BVW management programs. Not only will spray timing be vastly improved, but new management tactics such as mass trapping and attract and kill strategies may prove possible. Documents SCA with Oregon State University.Formerly 5358-22000-032-12S (12/10).