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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Insecticide resistance monitoring and management of invasive pests as an essential component of integrated pest management

Location: Pest Management and Biocontrol Research

Project Number: 5347-22620-021-06
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 22, 2008
End Date: Nov 30, 2012

Objective:
Establish baseline responses to insecticides where feasible and evaluate longer term performance to safeguard against resistance development. Incorporate resistance management strategies into pest management programs for particular pests of cotton and associated crops including silverleaf whitefly, glassy-winged sharpshooter, and Lygus spp.

Approach:
Develop bioassay methods for various insect pests that realistically depict the type of exposures that occur in the field. Collect target pests in their crop habitat and establish and maintain cultures for repetitive testing. Evaluate relative susceptibilities to crucial insecticides by examining dose-mortality responses of immature and adults stages. Determine stability of resistance when it occurs in populations and formulate effective strategies for mitigating resistance by incorporating information on resistance stability. Documenst SCA with UC Riverside.

Last Modified: 7/25/2014
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