1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
This Cooperative Agreement is for the purpose of carrying out cooperative research and development of control technologies (male annihilation) in an area-wide pest management program against fruit flies in Hawaii. The overall purpose of the project is to integrate technology developed by ARS and others in specific cropping areas of Hawaii to demonstrate that fruit fly control can lead to increased crop productivity, more environmentally acceptable control methods and economic benefit to those using the technology. The specific goals of the cooperative agreement are to integrate the SPLAT technology provided by ISCA Technologies of Riverside, California into the area-wide program which will facilitate a broader acceptance of the IPM technology, foster cooperative partnerships in research and education, and better serve the expanding diversified agricultural base of Hawaii and the Pacific.
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
The work plan identifies the following major areas of study:
1. Research and development of male annihilation treatments that are environmentally sound and effective.
2. Registration with EPA of promising products.
3. Implementation of selected IPM technologies in Hawaii and California.
Documents SCA with ISCA Technologies (Pest Management Tools & Solutions).
SPLAT-MAT-spinosad-ME was registered in June 2008 with the US Environmental Protection Agency. It was licensed in Hawaii for use in January 2010. Efforts are currently under way to license SPLAT-MAT-spinosad-ME in California.
The ADODR monitors progress through direct supervision of the research project and through participation in research activities.