Six benchmarks for Sparganothis development

 

Sparganothis Degree Day Phenology BenchmarksWe collaborated with the Rodriguez-Saona lab in Rutgers, NJ to establish the species-specific temperature thresholds for Sparganothis fruitworm. With this information we were able to determine the exact DD accumulations required for each life-stage event. This allows growers to refine their control strategies to increase the likelihood that the insect is being targeted at the life stage when it is most vulnerable.

Find the entire published paper here: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1603/EC14261