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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Evaluation of Soil Treatments for Control of Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Oriental Fruit Fly and Melon Fly

Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research

Project Number: 5320-22430-025-10
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Oct 01, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

Objective:
1) Conduct preliminary laboratory tests and develop small field plot bioassays to evaluate soil treatments for efficacy against MFF, OFF, and MF. 2) Conduct field tests of most promising diazinon replacements against larvae and pupae of MFF, OFF, and MF.

Approach:
1) Obtain insecticides. 2) Begin laboratory screening against Mediterranean fruit fly, oriental fruit fly, and melon fly larvae and pupae. 3) Begin field plot studies. 4) Summarize and publish results.

Last Modified: 8/19/2014
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