How far does a moth fly? Do pesticides effect the spread (dispersal) of insects? Does wind speed effect how far an insect can fly? These are just a few questions that can be answered using a Flight Mill. A flight mill is a device that allows you to measure the speed, distance and periodicity of flight of an insect. This is just one of many studies conducted at the Insect Ecology and Behavior Laboratory at WSU's Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, WA.
The video shows graduate student Teah Smith demonstrating how a moth is attached to the flight mill. The original design of this device is credited to Dr. Steve Naranjo of the USDA-ARS Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center in Maricopa, AZ.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
|Pear with Convergent Ladybird Beetle Eggs|
To read the full results of this survey visit: http://enhancedbiocontrol.org
Thursday, August 11, 2011
|Adult female Ascogaster wasp|
- Visual ID guides of natural enemies (by type, and by crops) showing pesticide effects for each;
- Downloadable PDF ID guides; and
- Videos of natural enemies in action.
In addition to the new look, we've also simplified the address making it easier to find. The new address is http://enhancedbiocontrol.org Check us out!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Our Blog is intended to help share timely information about our project and to highlight our discoveries, successes and new information. We hope that the information found here is useful to our industry clients, as well as anyone looking for information about the use of biological control in commercial orchards.