Insect Contamination of Broccoli and Cauliflower (2003)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Dan McGrath
OSU Dept. of Horticulture


  1. Maintain, evaluate, and refine a regional pest monitoring network for selected Lepidopteran pests of broccoli and cauliflower, and other crops.
  2. Develop new strategies for detecting aphid outbreaks.
  3. Evaluate whether less aggressive spray programs are effective during periods of low insect pressure.
  4. Compare the effectiveness of aphid and looper pesticides at various levels of insect pressure.