Montana State University Researchers: Trapping Insects by Color – Will it Work in Montana?

New research by a Montana State University agricultural scientist that was performed in Guam will soon be brought to Montana and tested. It was found that insects react to certain colors of traps differently and depending on the environment. Gadi Reddy believes that this information can be applied to common pests like adult click beetles, flea beetles, and wheat stem sawflies that harm Montana’s crops. This research is imperative to finding “eco-friendly control methods” for pests in Montana, the US, and internationally.

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