Monitor Gypsy Moth Populations for Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Program

Grants and Contracts Details


Kentucky will be participating in the Slow the Spread (STS) program during 2019 and the program shall be administered through the Office of State Entomologist in the Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky. Personnel involved with the program are Carl Harper, program manager, JD Loan, supervisor, and up to two surveyors. Other resources available to assist with the program are Joe Collins, Senior Nursery Inspector, and Janet Lensing, State Survey Coordinator. For the 2019 program, the surveyors will be trapping in forty-eight (48) quadrangles, which will take in all or part of a nine (9) county area. The nine counties include: Boyd, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Letcher, Martin, and Pike. All counties will be trapped using a 3 kilometer trapping grid with 1 delimiting area6. The eastern portion of Pike County will have traps placed on a 2 kilometer trapping grid due to the proximity of the established finds of gypsy moths in the neighboring state. Kentucky will be using smart devices (smart phones, tablets, related technologies) to run the G3 software for the STS survey following the STS protocols for entering the data. The smart device will be the data collection device.
Effective start/end date1/1/196/1/20


  • Slow the Spread Foundation: $44,000.00


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