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Double-Barrel Bug Vacuum

The double-barrel bug vacuum has been shown to increase Lygus bug uptake by 2.3 times that of conventionally used vacuums. This is a result of the new vacuum’s increased airflow. Thank you to C&N Tractors for working with the California Strawberry Commission and the Cal Poly Strawberry Center on the fabrication and field testing of the double-barrel bug vacuum.

Continue reading for details on the design.

Building a Double-Barrel Bug Vacuum

Components

Video: How to assemble a lygus bug vacuum (part 1)

 

Video: How to assemble a lygus bug vacuum (part 2)

 

Drawings & Downloads

Literature

Frame Drawings

Tube Drawings

Contacts

 

Andrew Molinar

California Strawberry Commission

p. 805.340.8373

amolinar@calstrawberry.org

 

Jack Wells

California Strawberry Commission 

p. 916.764.2840

jwells@calstrawberry.org

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