Project Number: 1931-21000-024-19-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Apr 1, 2012
End Date: Mar 31, 2013
ARS is interested in developing a reliable pheromone lure for monitoring and managing brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). Our project plan has two objectives that directly relate to this agreement: 1) elucidate factors associated with enhanced biodiversity and insect behavior to reduce pest damage and 2) develop technologies that increase biodiversity and modify insect behavior in novel production systems. The Cooperator is intersted in producing pheromone lures. The Cooperator has the expertise and infrastructure to effectively produce and market pheromone lures for BMSB.
ARS will acquire the basic knowledge of the identification of the BMSB pheromone. This information will be used by both ARS to develop pheromone lures for this species. The Cooperator will provide commercially available lures containing methyl (2E, 4E, 6Z)-decatrieonate (a known attractant for the BMSB) for comparison with pheromone lures.