Authors: Ben Lee, Daniel Hasegawa, Ian Grettenberger
We would like to announce the creation of a new web-based tool that will provide more seamless access to pest population data from a pest trapping network. Pests included are thrips, diamondback moth, and aphids.
We wanted to provide growers with a tool to view the most up-to-date lettuce pest population data available and have developed an app to track pest populations over time throughout the Salinas Valley. Our app can be used to quickly view current thrips, diamondback moth, and aphid abundances, where pest populations are increasing the fastest, and how previous years' pest populations responded to changes in temperature. We hope to add more features in the future and are looking forward to feedback from the community for ways to improve our app or what data presentations would be useful in making management decisions.
The trapping efforts were started by former IPM advisor Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia and are now operated by Daniel Hasegawa with USDA-Salinas . Pests are trapped on a weekly basis using sticky traps (diamondback moth: pheromone trap, thrips and aphids: yellow sticky card). Ben Lee created this app as a member of the Grettenberger lab at UC Davis.
Click on the links (below) to open the app in your browser or on your phone, and be sure to bookmark for the most up-to-date pest data. These links can also be found on the Entomology section of the UCCE Monterey website Salinas Valley pest monitoring - Monterey County (ucanr.edu)
Desktop version: https://salinaspestmap.shinyapps.io/salinas-pestmap/
Mobile version: https://salinaspestmap.shinyapps.io/salinas-pestmap-mobile/