VegNet regional pest monitoring program

VegNet is a regional pest monitoring and reporting network serving the Oregon processed vegetable industry, managed by the OSU Extension Service, and funded by the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission. In the early spring of 2007, a variety of insect traps were placed on cooperating farms in vegetable production areas around the Willamette Basin and maintained during the growing season. At each cooperating farm, selected fields will be scouted for immature insects (aphids and the larvae of cabbage looper, cabbage white butterfly, diamondback moth, Bertha armyworm, black cutworm, corn ear worm, and 12 spot beetles to confirm the correlation between trap counts and actual egg laying events (“ground truth”).