Location: Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research
Project Number: 5352-22000-020-05
Start Date: Oct 04, 2011
End Date: Oct 03, 2014
Cyazypyr, a DuPont product has been shown to deter feeding and oviposition in Hemipteran insect vectors (e.g., whiteflies and thrips) and preventing disease transmission to vegetable crops. Potato plants in the greenhouse and small field cages will be treated with Cyazypyr and exposed to liberibacter-infective potato psyllids. After insect exposure, the plants will be monitored for zebra chip symptoms to estimate disease incidence.