Project Number: 8080-21000-019-34-R
Project Type: Reimbursable
Start Date: Jul 1, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2011
The objective of this project is to develop sensitive monitoring tools that enable accurate assessment of presence, abundance, and seasonal activity of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).
The approach to this project will be: 1) participate cooperatively with scientists at USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD, and Virginia Tech in developing effective monitoring tools; 2) identify attractive visual stimuli that can be incorporated into a trap design; and 3) evaluate behavioral responses to candidate olfactory stimuli that can be incorporated into a trap to improve overall attractiveness in the field.