March 2017 – Biogents at the EMCA conference in Bečići, Montenegro
Biogents was a proud sponsor of the 8th conference of the EMCA (European Mosquito Control Association) in Bečići, Montenegro, (March 12 – 16, 2017). Central thematic: Mosquito Control in a Changing Environment.
At our booth, we presented our products such as the new BG-Bowl, the BG-GAT, the BG-Counter, and the BG-Sentinel 2, as well as our contract research services!
We also contributed two talks and two posters:
In the session “Surveillance and monitoring: sampling techniques and tools” (March. 15, session 9 , 14:00 – 16:00), we gave two otral presentations:
- Paper 9.1.: There is more than one tool in the shed: comparing traps, attractants and other potential mosquito sampling methods using the Latin square design. If you are interested, you can download an extended version of this talk (Biogents (2017) Comparing mosquito trapping methods using the Latin Square Test design), along with the sample excel file with a pivot table (Biogents (2017) Comparing mosquito trapping methods using the Latin Square Test design – sample Excel pivot table).
- Paper 9.4.: Making automatic mosquito monitoring smarter: counting and identifying mosquito species using the BG-Counter – state of the art and current challenges. More infos on the BG-Counter can be found here: www.bg-counter.com.
In the poster sessions, we presented the following posters:
- Biogents Sweetscent Lure increases the collection rates of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in commercially available homeowner mosquito traps.
- 2+1: Why the combination of two passive and one active mosquito trap may well be a control tool worthy of attention.