Bug Vacuum

The use of bug vacuums and research conducted on the optimization of these for lygus bug management has improved the efficiency of these machines from 2-3% to over 15% uptake.

Optimization of these bug vacuums, including the addition of front plates, identification of the ideal ground and wind speed has led to widespread adoption for lygus control, reducing insecticide applications industry-wide.

For the recommended best management practices, see our production guideline:

Best Management Practices to Improve Bug Vacuums (English)

Buenas Prácticas de Manejo para Mejorar las Aspiradoras de Insectos (en Espanol) (en Espanol)

Vacuum Trials

Conducting vacuum trials during the 2017 growing season in the Salinas/Watsonville area.

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