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Author(s):Gordon, F. C.; Potter, D. A.
Author Affiliation:University of Kentucky
Title:Japanese beetle traps: Can they reduce defoliation in the landscape?
Source:Kentucky Turfgrass Research. 1984, p. 44.
Publishing Information:Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Popillia japonica; Attractants; Larva; Defoliation; Insect traps
Abstract/Contents:"Although attractant traps are commonly used in an effort to protect ornamental and garden plants from defoliation by Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica Newman), neither the utility of this practice nor its effect on larval density in turf around traps has been investigated. In experiments on a golf course and in home landscapes, single traps positioned at 10 or 30 feet upwind or downwind from test plants failed to reduce defoliation compared with that which occurred on plants without traps. In fact, defoliation was nearly always greater with a trap present. Surrounding a plant with three traps, each 30 feet away, resulted in >90% defoliation within 30 hours. Japanese beetle larval densities were not significantly increased or decreased in the vicinity of traps."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Gordon, F. C., and D. A. Potter. 1984. Japanese beetle traps: Can they reduce defoliation in the landscape?. KY. Turfgrass Res. p. 44.
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