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UK - Commercial Vegetable Production

Improving Vegetable Quality with the Use of Pheromone Traps in an IPM  Program

Issue (Who Cares and Why?):  Using IPM helps to produce quality vegetables and to make insecticide use efficient and effective while protecting the environment.

What Has Been Done?:  Pheromone traps for beet armyworm and diamondback moth have been used in the production of broccoli.  Also, fields have been scouted.

Impact?:  In the broccoli crop in early fall, the insecticide usage was reduced by two applications due to monitoring for insect pests.  This grower saved $983.10 over 38 acres of broccoli by applying an insecticide only when recommended instead of every 7 to 10 day.  Pheromone traps and field scouting were used to make the recommendations.

For more information on this project contact:

Ms. Annette Meyer Heisdorffer
Daviess County Extension Agent for Horticulture

 4800A New Hartford Road

 Owensboro, KY  42303


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Original document: 1 October 2005

Last updated: 29 March 2006

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