Automated colrn pest trapping

Asked June 4, 2018, 4:06 PM EDT

Do you know if anyone is doing automated pest trapping in Hancock or surrounding counties, i.e. counties with high densities of corn? This is an automated trapping system that catches relevant pests (corn borers), reports data over the cellular network to a secure server where the grower/extension agent can see results.

Hancock County Iowa

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Thank you for your message and for contacting Iowa State University Extension & Outreach.

I checked with my colleagues here on campus. As far as we know automated pest trapping for corn pests is not being used in the state and the technology is not under investigation by researchers from campus.