VIRUS OF HEMIPTERANS: LEAFHOPPERS AND PSYLLIDS
Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research
Project Number: 6034-22320-004-04
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Apr 01, 2011
End Date: Mar 31, 2016
Evaluate virus infection as potential biological control agents against leafhoppers and psyllids, Homalodisca vitripennis and Diaphorina citri.
Infect leafhoppers and psyllids, by feeding or injections and monitor survival, female fecundity, and virus titers using PCR methods.