The Suction Trap Network (STN) has continued through 2015 from the beginning of June to the end of October. The Midwest states that still are in the network are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The STN has been funded again by the North Central Soybean Research Program in a grant to Glen Hartman and Doris Lagos-Kutz. The objective of the STN is to keep an eye on aphids of agricultural interest and detection of invasive species. Also, to track the phenology of thrips that feed on soybeans and are vectors of Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus. Punya Nachappa at Purdue University conducts this research.
Lagos-Kutz, Doris and Voegtlin, David
"Midwest Aphid Suction Trap Network,"
Farm Progress Reports: Vol. 2015
, Article 66.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmprogressreports/vol2015/iss1/66