A trap crop system for managing tarnished plant bug damage in strawberries
The goal of this project was to determine the potential of using an attractive trap crop to pull tarnished plant bug (TPB) away from strawberry thereby reducing their abundance and damage in strawberry. We proposed to 1) Evaluate winter canola cultivars and planting practices to optimize effectiveness as a trap crop and 2) Quantify influence of winter canola on TPB abundance and damage in strawberry under field conditions.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Berries; Strawberries