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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Field Testing of Minor Use Pesticides

Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research

2011 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
Provide efficacy, phytotoxicity and yield data and residue samples for analyses to support the registration or re-registration of minor use pesticides for the control or modification of behavior of pests through Interregional Project No. 4. Proposed research is relevant to the NP304 Action Plan, Component 2 - Protection of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops; Problem Statement 2b, Control. Relevance to Action Plan:


1b.Approach (from AD-416)
Determine needs for minor use pesticides by consulting producers, processors, fieldmen, or their associations. Select pesticides for testing based on needs, efficacy, economics, and safety to the crop and its environment. Conduct studies on candidate pesticides in the field, nursery or greenhouse to obtain efficacy, phytotoxicity and yield data, and residue samples for analyses in accordance with protocols, standard operating procedures, and good laboratory practices.


3.Progress Report
This project relates to NP 304 2B, Protection of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops, Biology and Ecology of Pests and Natural Enemies, because the work facilitates the registration of pesticides for use to control pests on minor crops.

In FY2011, 12 GLP food use trials and 14 non-food use trials of pesticide were completed.

In support of petitions submitted by IR-4 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the registration of pesticides on minor crops, in FY 2011, 12 Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) food use trials and 14 non-food use trials were completed.


4.Accomplishments
1. The research was done to support the petitions submitted by IR-4 to EPA for the registration of pesticides on minor crops. Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) 76 field trials were conducted in the Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research unit at Wapato, WA. On 5 Mint, 6 Pea (dry), 4 Pea succulent, 8 Potato, 4 Dill, 5 Onion, 4 Bean (dry), 6 Bean (snap), 7 carrot, 4 Pear, 4 Apple, 2 Canola, 4 Cherry, 1 Radish, 1 Barley, 2 Squash (summer), 2 Grass (seed), 4 Asparagus, 1 Plum, 1 Alfalfa and Chicory and Carrot Performance trial. Results were submitted to IR-4 Headquarters. Results led to the completion of one hundred and sixty non-GLP Ornamental trials which include2 Chrysanthemum, 1 Dogwood, 1 English Ivy, 2 Day lily, 6 Hydrangea, 3 Lily turf, 5 Rosa, 1 Butterfly Bush, 2 Tick seed, 1 Sunflower, 4 Cotoneaster, 6 Phlox, 4 Firethorn, 3 Coneflower, 9 Pine, 6 lilac, 7 Juniper, 4 Arborvitae, 4 Fir, 6 Maple, 1 Impatiens, 1 Clematis, 2 Begonia, 1 Coleus, 1 Alumroot, 2 Geranium, 1 Calibrchoa, 1Camellin, 1 Petunia, 2 Yew, 1 Arrow-wood, 1 Periwinkle, 1 Artemisia, 5 Oak, 3 Spruce, 2 Hosta, 2 Flag, 2 Feather reed grass, 2 Pincushion, 2 Verbena, 2 Bridal wreath, 2 Petunia,1 Barberry, 1 Eupatorium, 3 Polemonium, 1 Scabiosa, 2 Bergheim, 2 Centranthus, 2 Gazania, 3 Gerbera, 3 Gomphrena, 3 Helianthus,3 Primula, 3 Solidago, 2 Digitalis 2 Eupatorium and 1 Iberis. The Research will result in new registration of Pesticides to be available for use in food and ornamental crops.


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