Orchard Commodity Survey

Grants and Contracts Details


This survey will allow us to target 6 moth pests of concern to the orchard industry, spotted lanternfly, and one fruit fly pest if appropriate hosts are found in or near the 11 orchards included in the survey. The establishment of any of these pests would have large negative impacts on the state’s valuable orchard industry. The Cooperator seeks to conduct a program which is expected to result in: • The safeguarding of Kentucky’s orchard industry against 6-7 insect pests. • Providing survey data about these pests in Kentucky. • Early detection and rapid response if these pests are found in the state. • Keeping these pests from becoming established in Kentucky. • The entry of positive/negative data into the NAPIS database We will collect survey data detailing the presence/absence of these pests in the orchards. University of Kentucky employees and one independent contractor will conduct this survey by setting the traps, monitoring the traps and changing lures as needed once per month, submitting samples, and removing traps. The visual survey will be conducted during each visit to the orchard. The survey will begin in late spring 2021 and continue throughout the summer. We estimate 5 total site visits including trap set, trap/lure monitoring and sample collection, and final sample collection/trap removal.
Effective start/end date5/1/214/30/22


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