Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission
OSU Dept. of Horticulture
- Maintain, evaluate, and refine a regional pest monitoring network for selected Lepidopteran pests of broccoli and cauliflower, and other crops.
- Develop new strategies for detecting aphid outbreaks.
- Evaluate whether less aggressive spray programs are effective during periods of low insect pressure.
- Compare the effectiveness of aphid and looper pesticides at various levels of insect pressure.