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Integrated Pest Management Research Projects

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Beetles
Beetles
Beetles
Beetles
Beetles
Beetles
Pest
Pest
Cankers
Cankers

The UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Extension Center continues to be a valuable and productive field laboratory site supporting several ongoing studies directly valuable for pest-monitoring and management across TN landscapes, nurseries and forests, including:

Landscape/Forest Pest Trapping and Identification
(2001-present)
Survey traps at UTFRREC have revealed many species of longhorned beetles (+ 50 sp.), metallic woodboring beetles (~37 sp.), clearwing borer moths (~20 sp.), and scolytine bark beetles (? sp.); trapping and ID efforts are ongoing.

Pest Monitoring using Flowering Phenology
(2010-present)
TN phenology garden sites use pheromone traps to help monitor ornamental plant flowering times and track seasonal emergence/flight activity of economically important nursery & landscape pests; Sites have also featured weed management and durability trials with bioactive and experimental wood mulch products.

Thousand Cankers Disease & Walnut Twig Beetle Biology
(2011-present)
Biology & interaction studies between trees & fungi are in progress. Pityophthorus juglandis beetles are introduced from the western U.S. and vector TCD of black walnut.

Research
Research personnel check pest traps
Research
Research personnel check pest traps

Projects include TN State Univ., Purdue Univ., US-Forest Serv., Auburn Univ., USDA-ARS, UT Entomology and Plant Pathology, & Forest, Wildlife & Fisheries, & TN Dept Agric. collaborations.

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