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Modification and Application of a Leaf Blower-vac for Field Sampling of Arthropods

DOI :

10.3791/54655-v

9:43 min

August 10th, 2016

August 10th, 2016

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1Centre for Crop Systems Analysis, Wageningen University, 2Institute of Entomology, Jiangxi Agricultural University, 3Department of Science, Open University, 4Farming Systems Ecology, Wageningen University

Assessment of arthropod abundance in crops is critical for investigating population dynamics and species interactions. Here we describe the modification and application of a leaf blower-vac for suction sampling of arthropods in rice.

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