The 1-2-3 Approach For Spotted-Wing Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Integrated Pest Management in Small Farms
Dr. Jaime Pinero, Extension Associate Professor and Tree Fruit Entomologist, UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Managing the invasive pests spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) and brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) has been a challenge for fruit and vegetable growers. This presentation will discuss the most relevant aspects of SWD and BMSB biology and behavior, effective monitoring tools, and reduced-risk Integrated Pest Management tools, including organic options, that can be implemented by small- and mid-scale growers.
Spotted Lanternfly Monitoring in Massachusetts: Testing Airborne Attractants for Early Detection
Tawny Simisky, Entomology Specialist, UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program, Dr. Jeremy C. Andersen, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Environmental Conservation, Dr. Jaime Pinero, Extension Associate Professor and Tree Fruit Entomologist, UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture, and Dr. Miriam Cooperband, APHIS
This presentation introduces a 2021 research and Extension project that will use airborne attractants and traps for the early detection of the spotted lanternfly in Massachusetts. Ms. Simisky briefly reviews the biology, identification, impacts, and monitoring for SLF. Dr. Andersen introduces an Integrated Research and Extension project to be conducted this season by the presenters. He also discusses trapping, testing of lures, and eDNA sampling to be completed by the Elkinton Lab at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Pinero shares information about the work and contributions to this project to be completed by the Pinero Lab at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.