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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Environmental Effects of Tephritid Fruit Fly Control and Management

Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research

Project Number: 5320-22430-025-13
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 22, 2009
End Date: Sep 15, 2014

The objectives of this cooperative agreement are three-fold: 1) to develop, evaluate and transfer non-toxic, environmentally suitable and publicly acceptable technologies and processes for fruit fly pest management in order to enhance the production and interstate and international movement of Hawaiian agricultural commodities; 2) to identify and characterize effective environmental and economic impacts of technologies and processes for fruit fly control; and 3) to investigate the establishment of fruit fly low-prevalence zones to facilitate interstate and international movement of Hawaii agricultural products.

The approach to this project is to address the development and evaluation of currently acceptable or novel non-toxic fruit-fly control strategies such as classical biological controls; post-harvest treatments, microbial control agents; behavioral genetic and ecological controls and others, while identifying potential environmental problems and developing solutions associated with currently acceptable or novel fruit fly control strategies in a variety of Hawaii agricultural systems (such as coffee, papaya, guava, citrus, lychee, mango and other fruit and vegetables). Documents SCA with University of Hawaii; formerly 5320-22430-021-22S (8/09). Formerly 5320-22430-021-26S (11/10).

Last Modified: 8/30/2014
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