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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: ASSESSMENT OF A MECHANICAL SAMPLING DEVICE FOR ASIAN CITRUS PSYLLID

Location: Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research

Project Number: 6618-22320-001-14
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Dec 01, 2010
End Date: Oct 31, 2013

Objective:
To evaluate/develop a mechanical drive for sampling Asian citrus psyllid.

Approach:
Pest & Disease Management and ARS will identify research needs relative to validating the effectiveness of the mechanical sampling device and work together to accomplish the research. A sampling unit will be identified for the device (either time of operation or number of trees sampled). Numbers of psyllids captured per sample unit will be determined at multiple locations in different blocks of trees. The effect of the device on fruit drop will be explored. Modifications to the device will be considered in an effort to increase efficiency, stabilize variability and reduce any negative effects associated with fruit drop.

Last Modified: 4/19/2014
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