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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Optimization and Field-Testing of Synthetic Sex Attractants for Two Psyllid Pests of Pears (Hemiptera: Psyllidae)

Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research

Project Number: 2092-22430-001-23
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Oct 01, 2011
End Date: May 31, 2015

To optimize sex pheromone attractants for field use in monitoring or managing two species of pear psyllids, pests of pears in North America and Europe.

1. Olfactometer trials to demonstrate attractiveness of compounds isolated from female psyllids. 2. Field tests of synthesized forms of products identified in the first objective using attractant-baited sticky traps. 3. Seasonal comparison in field of the synthesized products by comparing trap catch of psyllids on attractant-baited traps at various times of season.

Last Modified: 11/26/2015
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