Development of synthetic food bait traps to monitor multiple cutworm pests and minimize bee by-catch

Posted on 06.02.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Maya Evenden
Institution: University of Alberta
Total WGRF Funding: $52,347
Co-Funders: Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund, Alberta Wheat Commission
Start Date: 2015
Project Length: 3 Years

The overall objective of this work is to develop a synthetic food-based monitoring tool for noctuid (cutworm and armyworm complex) pests in the Prairie Provinces. This research will result in the development of a lure that is attractive to both sexes of pest species but does not attract significant numbers of bee pollinators.