1. General Model Information

Name: Black Cutworm Development Model of Caster and Showers

Acronym: CUTWORM

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: not specified
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Keywords: pests, insect, black cutworm, temperature sum based


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The Black Cutworm Development Model of Caster and Showers is a predictive model used to determine future dispersal patterns of the black cutworm. It is used to assess crop damage.

The model requires input in the form of trap catch numbers, upper air current data and daily temperatures. Output includes predicted population numbers and the amount of crop which is lost to this pest.

The model can also be used to develop management stra- tegies to control the black cutworm. Several modifications to this model have been made to enhance its accuracy regarding the development rate of the insect.

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Last review of this document by: 23.Apr 1997 -
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last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:41 CEST 2002

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