European corn borer contamination of processing snap beans is a periodic problem in New York. While this pest has a negligible effect on yield, extremely low tolerances for ECB contamination in raw product at the processing plant has required that infested acres be bypassed in some years, resulting in significant economic losses. Existing recommendations for monitoring and controlling this pest do not provide a systemic method for determining which fields are most at risk of ECB contamination.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Agricultural IPM; Vegetables; Beans - Fresh and Dry