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Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF IRRADIATION TREATMENTS FOR HIGH IMPACT INVASIVE SPECIES AND EVALUATION OF COMMODITY TOLERANCE TO IRRADIATION TREATMENTS

Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research

Project Number: 5320-43000-016-07
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Jan 31, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2011

Objective:
Determine an effective radiation dose to control invasive pests in exported commodities.

Approach:
Dose response tests to determine most radio-tolerant stage, followed by large-scale validation tests with most tolerant stage. Submit data to APHIS for treatment approval.

Last Modified: 4/23/2014
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