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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Baseline Susceptibility of Tarnished Plant Bug to the Insect Growth Regulator, Novaluron

Location: Southern Insect Management Research Unit

Project Number: 6402-22000-063-07
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: Aug 30, 2015

Objective:
Objective 1: To establish a baseline for susceptibility of tarnished plant bug populations in the Mississippi Delta to novaluron. Objective 2: To monitor tarnished plant bug populations over a three-year period for potential shifts in susceptibility due to increased exposure in cotton and other crops.

Approach:
Baseline susceptibility to novaluron will be determined using glass-vial bioassays with tarnished plant bug adults collected from weed hosts found near cotton fields at 10-20 locations in the Mississippi Delta. Tarnished plant bug populations will continue to be monitored for a three-year period for potential shifts in susceptibility caused by increased exposure to novaluron.

Last Modified: 9/1/2014
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