Project Explores Trapping Insect Pests for Poultry Feed

Scientists from USDA Agricultural Research Service are collaborating in an innovative, cross-disciplinary project designed to turn nuisance insects into poultry feed, reports Iowa Ag Connection. The project proposes chemical-free traps for crop pests such as mosquitos, which are then utilized as poultry feed. The researchers say chickens love the high-protein feed, which they believe could help pack eggs with extra nutrients. The team’s goal is to fabricate a trap that could be built inexpensively from components available at the local hardware store.