Analysis of area-wide management of insect pests based on sampling

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  • Authors: Onstad, David W.; Sisterson, Mark S.
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Publication Series: Other
  • Source: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 116

Abstract

The control of invasive species greatly depends on area-wide pest management (AWPM) in heterogeneous landscapes. Decisions about when and where to treat a population with pesticide are based on sampling pest abundance. One of the challenges of AWPM is sampling large areas with limited funds to cover the cost of sampling. Additionally, AWPM programs are often confronted with cooperators/farmers that resist participating in those programs. In this study, we evaluated AWPM programs based on sampling to determine under what conditions they reduce pest abundance and decrease pesticide use.

  • Citation: Onstad, David W.; Sisterson, Mark S. 2011. Analysis of area-wide management of insect pests based on sampling. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 116.
  • Posted Date: April 15, 2011
  • Modified Date: April 15, 2011
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