Refining Chemical Control of Vine Mealybug to Manage Resistance, Enhance Natural Enemy Conservation and Promote Integrated Control
Pest Management and Biocontrol Research
Project Number: 5347-22620-021-02
Start Date: Oct 01, 2009
End Date: Jun 30, 2012
We will evaluate the performance of selective insecticides against vine mealybug and determine compatibility with natural enemies. We will measure the relative toxicities of the new generation of reduced-risk insecticides and establish a baseline as part of a resistance management program.
We will evaluate the impact of various reduced-risk insecticides on vine mealybug infestations and on its natural enemies. Both field and laboratory work will be involved to determine insecticide efficacies and management potential of various treatment regimens.