Start Date: Sep 30, 2005
End Date: Sep 29, 2010
The cooperator at the Honduran Foundation for Agricultural Research (FHIA) has been involved in collaborative research with ARS in an IAEA-funded research project. This research will be expanded to include research on determining the effective sampling area for traps baited with the food-based synthetic attractant developed by ARS, critical information that is needed by State and Federal action agencies in the US for use in detection and delimitation of fruit flies. The cooperator will locate properties and appropriate sites for the studies, obtain wild flies from infested host material, will conduct mark and recapture studies to address this research following a protocol that will be developed jointly by ARS and FHIA. ARS will provide equipment, training and protocols to FHIA personnel for the antennal sensitivity studies.