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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ORNAMENTAL PEST RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHEAST Project Number: 6404-21430-001-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 15, 2008
End Date: Aug 14, 2013

Objective:
Develop strategies for controlling insects that are problematic in nursery settings (e.g., fire ants, tree borers, Japanese beetles) in the southeastern United States and/or develop strategies for implementation of low-residual pesticides.

Approach:
1) Elucidate the physiological chemical ecology of fire ants and other insects that are problematic in greenhouses, container pads, fields, and other environs suitable for growing ornamental crops. 2) Develop spray strategies to best use pesticides (specifically fungicides) that have low residual acitivity.

Last Modified: 12/20/2014
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