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An Object-Oriented, Process-Based Model of Bacillus thuringiensis Efficacy Against the Gypsy Moth, Lymantria dispar
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 061005, 2006 ASAE Annual Meeting . @2006
Authors: Jacques Régnière, Kees van Frankenhuyzen
Keywords: Efficacy; modeling; Gypsy moth; optimization; insecticides
An object-oriented, individual-based model of interactions between gypsy moth and the biological insecticide Bacillus thuringiensis is being developed. This model simulates the interactions between spray deposit characteristics (potency, droplet density and size spectrum) on host plant foliage, weather, and the feeding and developmental physiology of the insect. The individual-based nature of the model allows considerable detail in the description of these interactions and in tracking of individual intoxication histories. This model is intended as a central component of pest management decision support tools aimed at optimizing spray applications against this insect.