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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Natural Products for Controlling Red Imported Fire Ants

Location: Biological Control of Pests Research Unit

2012 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Develop new fire ant control products using new and existing toxicants and behavior modifying compounds.


1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Identifying active compounds from plants and other natural materials in South China, which are potentially useful in managing fire ants in the United States.


3.Progress Report:

Defensive compounds from two ant species from China were analyzed and identified. Monitoring of this project continues through frequent telephone and e-mail communications.


Last Modified: 8/1/2014
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