Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission
Brian Croft, Glenn Fischer, Leonard Coop, and Ray Derapek
OSU Dept of Entomology
- Further improve earworm pheromone trapping methods using commercially available traps and lures, and validate the relationships found for trap catch and subsequent damage levels.
- Continue developing the earworm management model to aid in determining if and when fields should be protected from corn earworm using insecticides.
- Continue insecticide trials to define aspects of timing in relation to earworm biology