Reducing ambrosia beetle attacks on nursery trees

Sunday, November 10, 2013: 3:05 PM
Meeting Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Steven D. Frank , Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Chris Ranger , Horticulture Insects Research Lab, ATRU, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Wooster, OH
Ambrosia beetles are a major pest of trees grown in nurseries.  We investigated ways to reduce ambrosia beetle attacks through improved trapping techniques and water stress management.